The Mass media in my life currently consists mainly of crime shows and books of various genres and messages. Never having been very influenced by the messages of television, the facts in these shows came as a surprise to me. My favorite, Criminal Minds, has taught me a lot about useless, random things that I simply store for later. My personal favorite charecter, Reid, has influenced me to stive for intelligence rather than fitting in and being popular, because my social status isn’t going to get me a job in the future. Various books have taught me different things. Very few have had an influence on me, but the occasional book tugs at my mind as having taught me an important lesson. The Book Theif taught me that not everyone in history had a happy ending. Some were extremely depressing, and the book itself made me cry on many occasions. The Circle Series taught me to trust in God, because with him anything is possible. Mass media has overall had a good influence on me, teaching me lessons that I feel can take me far in the future.