Ignoring popular culture (throwing away your TV, getting rid of your internet, etc.) won’t make it go away. Yes, popular culture is, morally, on the decline; movies and TV seem to be more violent and disgusting than ever and only getting worse. Yes, there are some things in popular culture to avoid — certain R-rated movies, for example. But even R-rated movies can, depending on the story being told and how it is told, be tools for changing the culture for the better. Popular culture is here to stay; it would take a solar storm, an asteroid, or a nuclear war to get rid of it. So rather than avoiding popular culture, let’s change it for the better. Change popular culture by being involved in it.