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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Let's not deny reality: we are guided by stereotypes

Por sumily

The cult of celebrities is often treated as something relatively new, the product of a society saturated by the media.While it is true that this cult is fostered by the modern world, the phenomenon itself is rooted in the most basic human instincts, those that play a key role in the acquisition of culture and have been crucial to the evolutionary success of our culture. species.

Prestige is nothing more than a form of social status, based on the respect and admiration of society before the profession and lifestyle of others. The phenomenon itself is extremely interesting in the eyes of anthropologists because this is a unique feature of our species, which is also universal for all human cultures.

The unparalleled beauty, proven talent and extensive career of actress Angelina Jolie, make her the most admired woman in the world. Not only are her histrionic gifts and her enviable face the attributes that make her worthy of this seat, but also her influence in the political sphere, her visits to the Vatican and her interest in helping institutions and charities.

It is, therefore, that the American actress and filmmaker, 42, leads the female list of the most admired personalities today, beating Michelle Obama and the popular American presenter Oprah Winfrey. The artist, winner of the Oscar in 1999, has received on several occasions the respect of her public and the neediest citizens of the planet for her humanitarian work in conjunction with the UN, mainly in the refugees. In 2013 he was presented with the Jean Hersholt humanitarian award, awarded by the Hollywood Academy, in recognition of his work with refugees in Syria.

This merit is the main cause of the admiration reflected by those who participated in the survey conducted by the British analysis portal YouGov, which carried out this survey to 37,000 people from 35 countries with the aim of determining which public personalities are the most recognized and admired.

This list has been prepared since 2015 in two separate versions, one for men and one for women. In the male, he highlighted, as expected, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and who together with his wife Melinda created the largest charity foundation in the world. The 62-year-old software entrepreneur surpassed religious leader Dalai Lama and former US president, Barack Obama.

For this survey, a list of 20 figures was first chosen for each of the categories based on a global survey conducted previously.The survey was based on a list of 20 characters for each category, which were selected from a first global survey. According to the web portal, the question asked to these 37,000 people was: "What is the person, man or woman, that you most admire?".The list of women is led by entertainment personalities, meanwhile, the list of men dominated by businessmen, athletes and politicians, said the web portal.

The list of women is headed by Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey while the men are Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Jackie Chan.