Photoshop should be used in magazines and pictures because it is a useful tool to make photos look better. For example, this article states that “The whole point [of Photoshop] is to entertain [the] readers with interesting and artistic images” (Summers 1). In this quote, the fact that Photoshop is an artistic tool used to improve the overall quality of photos is evident. People are generally more attracted to pictures full of beauty and glamour than those which are not. It is an essential resource for magazines to use in order to sell more copies than their competitors. Photoshop is a tool that creates more artistic and beautiful images and is an important part of companies who wish to be competitive in today’s society.
Photoshop should not be used in magazines and pictures because it misleads the reader into thinking that that is the way the person in the picture actually looks like. For example in the text Ban Photoshop From Your Magazine it is said that "You're supposed to be creating a magazine to help girls feel better about themselves. But when girls look at those perfect pictures, they feel worse" (Isabella 28). This is significant because people who look at magazines with photoshopped pictures feel inferior since they are not as aesthetically pleasing as the photo shopped person. In today's society, fitting in and being socially accepted is of highest priority to people today. Being less aesthetically pleasing than others causes people to feel insecure and inferior leading to depression and other mental illnesses such as personality disorder. Magazines should not include photoshopped pictures because it makes people feel inferior leading to the collapse of society.
Professional athletes should make a lot of money because they are putting their time and health aside for the entertainment of the general public. For example, this article talks about a retired football player who "suffered so much nerve damage and muscle loss as a result of playing football that today he can barely open a water bottle" (Carro 25). In this quote, it is evident that a retired professional football player is living in chronic pain because of his commitment to the entertainment of masses through sports. High salaries are required as sports stars are faced with high medical bills as well as only having short lengths of employment. The high salaries of athletes are fitting considering all of the risks that these professionals are willing to take in order to keep up in a society which constantly sees new and upcoming trends that draw in attention for entertainment.
Professional athletes should make a lot of money because it creates jobs. For example, in the article, it states that "Sports journalists stadium workers cheerleaders and coaches are among those who can thank the sports industry for their employment" (Carro 25). This quote shows how important athletes are for employment in the sports industry. Had there not have been the great stars of sports such as LeBron James and Tom Brady, many people could have not even gotten jobs in the first place since there would be less sport enthusiasts. Some families depend on these jobs from the sports industry, so it will in return help the whole country progress and grow. Therefore, athletes should be paid a lot of money because it creates more jobs.
Professional athletes deserve to be paid high salaries because they are constantly putting their health at risk. In the article "You Can't Put a Price on Talent" by Mackenzie Carro, it states that "while their lives may seem glamorous, think about this: Like gladiators charging into the arena, athletes face injuries that can be not only career-ending but also life-altering" (Carro 25). This quote is significant because it shows how easily a professional athlete's career can be ended due to injury. Therefore, in incidents where an injury prevents an athlete from being able to return to their discipline, having a high income will ensure that their needs are still being cared for during rehabilitation or in some cases retirement. Also, in a world where healthcare is not always free, it is often difficult for those who do not make a lot of money to afford treatment. Clearly, profesional athletes are deserving of high earnings as it guarantees their long-term well-being.
Athletes are not overpaid because sports has a risk to their safety and their body. For example in the article “Are Athletes Overpaid”. It states that “ while their lives seem glamorous, think about this: like gladiators charging into the arena athletes face injuries that can not only be career-ending but also life-altering”(Carro 24). In this quote it shows how everyday athletes put their health and safety on the line. Their lives are showed to be so glamorous with all of their money but when in reality they have risks everyday. This is important because in society people look at money as the single most important thing and think that money is the main cause for happiness and do not look at some of the main side effects that it may have. Athletes are not overpaid as they do not have such a glamorous life as they appear to have, when in reality they have to deal with multiple different factors.
Athletes should not have high salaries because there are other occupations with high responsibilities. For example, in the article, “Are Athletes Overpaid?” it states, “Lebron James made $71 million last year. Nurses who dedicate their lives to the care of others didn’t make that much,” (Edelman 24). In this quote, it explains how nurses are paid less than athletes, despite their duty to care for a patient’s health. This is important because other occupations have more responsibilities and work in a high stress level environment. Also, people risk their life by undergoing dangerous and difficult tasks, despite not being given large sums of money. Therefore, athletes should not be overpaid compared to occupations involving more responsibilities.
Professional athletes should be paid a lot of money because it increases the economy. For example, in the article “You Can’t put a price on Talent” it states that “without the show stopping feats of stars like Serena Williams and Stephen Curry, many jobs wouldn't exist" (Carro 25). This quote demonstrates that there are new employment opportunities such as sports journalists, stadium workers, cheerleaders and coaches. This is important because with an increase in employment opportunities, technology and products are being developed and it allows society to grow. Therefore, athletes are not being overpaid as they provide new job openings and benefit the economy.
It is wrong to photoshop celebrities' images because seeing photoshopped photos can lead to unrealistic expectations of how one should look. For example, in the article, "Ban Photoshop From Your Magazine" it states that "when girls look at those perfect pictures, they feel worse" (MacDonell 28). In this quote it explains how young girls feel pressure to look a certain way when they see photoshopped photos in magazines. This is important because unrealistic expectations cause cause a young girl's self esteem to drop and lead to a society of young girls who do not love or value themselves and therefore feel inadequate. This in turn can lead to mental illnesses like depression or even eating disorders. Magazines should not use photoshopped images due to the negative effect those photos have on readers.
It is wrong to Photoshop celebrities because it shows youth an unnaturally perfect personal image is how one must look to be considered beautiful. In the text "Ban Photoshop From Your Magazine", the quote states that exposure to "Photoshopped pictures" cause "harm" to the youth leading the youth to think, "if you think J.Law needs Photoshop, what would you think about normal girls"(Cora,Katie,Isabella 28). This quote shows that the three girls who wrote the letter think about how the image of beauty is impossible because the media says that even people like Jennifer Lawrence need to be photoshopped to be beautiful. This can be harmful to the youth mind as it can lead them to believe that one needs to be born perfect to be beautiful. This Idea of beauty can cause youth to think poorly of themselves and in some cases could cause harmful symptoms such as depression. Photoshop must be stopped else the minds of youth will be tainted with the thought that they will never be beautiful.
Athletes are overpaid because they do not do anything significant for the lives of everyday people. In the article, "Are Athletes Overpaid?" It states, "What does it say about our society when we pay athletes - men and women who play games for a living - millions more than we pay people who save lives? Do we value entertainment more than health and safety?" (Edelman 24). This quote justifies that competition and entertainment can not possibly be more important than the overall safety of people in our communities. There are people who devote their entire existence to saving the lives of other peoples children, and they do not earn half of what a professional athlete earns. Therefore, athletes are overpaid considering the people that dedicate their lives in ensuring others can live for another day.
Professional athletes should make a lot of money because they are constantly working. For example, in the text it states that “athletes like LeBron dedicate their lives to their sport- to training, traveling and pushing themselves to the limit”. This quote proves that athletes work around the clock. Everything they do, from what they eat to how much sleep they get may affect their job. In our society, many people are able to create a work-life balance and not bring their work home. Jobs such as these, are much less demanding and require less focus when compared to the professional athlete who is working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Athletes deserve to make a lot of money.
It is wrong to Photoshop pictures of celebrities because the altered images set unrealistic beauty standards for impressionable people. For example, in the article "Ban Photoshop From Your Magazine", it states "why would [the magazine] give us these unrealistic ideas about beauty?" (MacDonell 28). This quotes shows how the young girls are frustrated with seeing photoshopped pictures that continue to pressure them to be perfect. This is important because trying to attain the false perfection that Photoshop portrays is incredibly damaging to one's health and confidence. People are constantly comparing themselves to these flawless images, which leads to low self-esteem and mental illnesses. It encourages people to change themselves instead of valuing who they are. Photoshop should be banned because it contributes to society's impossible expectations of appearance, leading to detrimental effects on young people.
Athletes should not be paid large salaries because they contribute absolutely nothing to the lives of other people in society. For example, in the article "Are Athletes Overpaid?" it states, "Do we value entertainment more than health and safety? Is competition more important to us than compassion and public service?" (Edelman 24). In this quote, the author states that members of society would rather watch overpaid athletes score points than invest in jobs that help save people's lives. This is important because there are people who put their lives at risk everyday to protect and save members of society, knowing that today could be their last. These workers put in long hours and are given more important responsibilities, but are not rewarded with the same amount of money that is given to athletes. Therefore, athletes should not be given higher salaries than individuals who are tasked with saving and protecting people, and who risk their lives on a day to day basis.
Professional athletes are overpaid because playing a sport should not pay more than occupations of those who are saving our lives. For example, in the article it states that "Firefighters who pull little kids out of burning buildings didn't make that much." (Edelman 24). In this quote, it demonstrates that professionals, like firefighters, who risk their live everyday yet they do not get payed nearly as much as professional athletes. An athlete like Tom Brady makes $36 million in just one year. An average income for an American family is $54,000, and many Americans must work a full-time job until they are 70 years old. This proves our society values professional athletes more than those whose work involves more vulnerability and responsibilities. Therefore, professional athletes are overpaid in contrast to those who work daily ensuring our safety and health.
Professional athletes are overpaid because they have a greater income than people with jobs that are necessary to the function of society. For example, in the article "Athletes Make a lot of Money", it states "Nurses who dedicate their entire lives to the care of others didn't make that much" (Edelman 24). In this quote, it demonstrates how athletes make a better living than nurses who dedicate so much of their time to keeping people alive. This is important because it reflects the values of society and how much more we appreciate entertainment than those who work to make our lives easier and safer. Therefore, athletes are overpaid compared to those with responsibilities that help keep society functioning.
Professional athletes are overpaid because of the financial inequality it creates between equally demanding professions. For example, in the article "Are Athletes Overpaid," it states "What does it say about our society when we pay our athletes... millions more than we pay people who save lives?" (Edelman 24). In this quote, it explains how there are remarkable pay differences between people who play games for a living and those who save lives. This is significant because it reflects how society values people in the entertainment industry more than it values people who work in public service sectors. This is a societal problem because it demonstrates how the priorities of the population are the reverse of what they should be. Those who dedicate their time to better lives in their communities should be paid equal to, if not more than what professional athletes make.
Professional athletes are overpaid because they make more money than people in occupations who deserve more but receive less. For example, in the article "Athletes Make a lot of Money", it states "Many Americans will work a full-time job until they are about 70 years old and not make as much in a lifetime as an athlete like Tom Brady makes in one year ($36 million)" (Edelman 24). In this quote, it demonstrates how someone that works for almost double the amount of time will make as much in a lifetime as someone who works half that. This is important because this money could be distributed more equally so that the hard working people in average households who are more deserving get a fair share. Therefore, athletes are overpaid compared to people that work just as hard for their money.
Athletes are overpaid because they earn significantly more than the average person. In the article “Athletes make a lot of money and it's not ok” by Jesse Edelman it is states,”What does it say about our society when we pay athletes-men and women who play games for a living-millions more than we pay people who save lives?”(Edelman 24). This quote demonstrates how wrong it is that those who play games make significantly more than those who had to work for a degree and work in service to society. This is significant because it says a lot about society. People such as doctors and lawyers have to work very hard to make a living. Even though they are still rewarded with a high salary, athletes makes significantly more money. What this says about society is that entertainment is valued far more than hard work and education. This shows the error of unfairness that is dormant within society. People with professions that require higher education need to have salaries that are higher or on par with athletes in order for society to become more fair.
Photoshop should continue to be used in magazines because it is a useful tool used by the beauty industry to sell their product. For example, in the article "Don't Let Photoshop Make You Feel Bad", it states "[at our magazine] we want people to look glamorous. Photoshop is a tool we use...to entertain our readers with interesting and artistic images" (Summers 1). In this quote, it explains the utility of Photoshop in the hypercompetitive fashion and beauty industries to consistently put forward the best looking product. This is important because people use the best tools available to them to put forth their best product in order to be successful. It is unreasonable to warrant the prohibition of one or more of these tools solely due to an insignificant magnitude of complaints from external parties. Photoshop is an essential tool used in the fashion and beauty industries used to create artistic and captivating images.
Athletes are not over paid because they devote their physical well being to their sport of choice. For example, in the article "Are Athletes Overpaid?" Mackenzie Carro states that in the case of Wesley Walker "he suffered so much nerve damage and muscle loss as a result of playing football that today he can barely open a water bottle" (Carro 25). In this quote it is evident that being a professional athlete can cause serious damage to the human body, causing them to be unable to work and for their medical bills to start adding up. For such utter devotion to their sport athletes should be monetarily compensated so that they can comfortably live out the remainder of their lives and support their families. This is significant since it shows how society values entertainment more so than the physical well being of others. Athletes are not over paid as they utterly devote themselves to their sport, tearing themselves apart.
Photoshop should be banned in magazines because it shows a distorted image of teenagers role models, making any young impressionable readers believe that they need to hide their flaws in order to be considered beautiful. For example, in the article "Ban Photoshop From Your Magazine" Cora, Katie, and Isabella "Seeing how our favorite stars really look wouldn`t make us like them less. In fact, we would like them more, because they would seem like real people." This quote is very meaningful, because in society today many people believe that they should be insecure of their flaws and that others may not accept them because of their flaws, but as seen in this quote it is in fact people`s flaws that make them who they are. Therefore, Photoshop must be banned from magazines in order to not make the young viewer audience that they must hide their flaws to be considered beautiful.