watching a movie or wasting your time?

United States
January 18, 2009 3:46pm CST
Nowadays by the number of movies uploaded online everyday we can comforatably stay all day infront of a computer and waste the whole day, without doing anything else. Is that a waste of time? Most of the people might say yes it is definately waste of time others say it somewhat brodens your knowledge, so even though u wasted your day watchin a movie u must have gained some knowledge or atleast something you didnt know before. What do you people think? i think it is not a waste of time as we wouldnt have had time to watch it if we had sth else to do.
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12 responses
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
Everything you enjoy is a gain of time.One can learn from a movie, from a book, from a walk or from a talk.The main thing is to enjoy your time and what you're doing.Than, nothing is a waste. When I'm watching a movie, I stay with something from it.An idea, a word, a gest, something.If I watch the same movoe again, I still ahve what to lear. I pay attention to something I did nor in the first place. The same with a book.or a play. It does not matter what you're doing, matters what you learn. And you know what, even if you don't learn anything, or it seems like you're not learning, in time, you'll realize that you still got something, without even noticing it.
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@shyamlal (3538)
• India
22 Jan 09
Well I don't consider it a waste of time as long as you are watching movies with some good content in them..
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@diillu (5128)
21 Jan 09
Well, for me watching movie has never been a time pass or waste of time. I have always loved watching movies and yes of course I watch the selected movies of the selected actors and on the selected time. So, for me it's not a waste of time cause getting time out of my work and the college is really difficult. I have to manage time and usually the movies I watch are very good so for me it has never the time pass.
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• Ireland
18 Jan 09
Well after you have sat in front of a screen all day watching movies your brain just is not capable of absorbing anything
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• Canada
18 Jan 09
I don't think that watching a movie on your computer is a waste of time at all, as long as you have nothing more important to do. As long as it comes after completing the tasks that you must do that day, it is up to you how you want to spend your relaxation time.
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@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Hello, well I don't consider watching a movie online a waste of my time because it rarely happens. I can think of one time I watched a movie online and it was a movie I couldn't have seen otherwise.I guess to each their own.
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@mscott (1924)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Everyone needs to take a break and do something they enjoy. If one chooses to do nothing but sit in front of the tv or computer all day, every day then it might be said that they are wasting their time and life. There is nothing wrong with watching movies, television, sleeping, playing cards, or whatever. it just shouldn't be something that consumes a person's life.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
18 Jan 09
That's it, if you had something else to do you wouldn't have sat and watched a movie. Besides, what is the difference between sitting in front of a computer all day or lounging around watching a television set? If you are relaxing, then choose your relaxation spot
• India
23 Jan 09
Watching movies whole day by sitting in front of your computer is pure wastage of time. Watching movies when you feel bored can help you to relax. Also some good movies also provide you some information. So avoid becoming an addict to movies, only watch them during leisure time.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I can't imagen watching all day long! But I guess if you enjoy it... why not! But I have to ask this.. since you mention it.... how do you like watching a movie? I am thinking of cancelling my cable to cut bills, but I have watched a few shows online.. but watching that small about 7x7 inch screeen is not to pleasant.. I had to sit in my desk chair to watch it and that was so uncomfortable! How do you handle it?
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
23 Jan 09
A whole day? Done that a few times. We have family pj day. And each of us picks a movie. Usually nice family fare. And then we talk about why we liked the movie. It makes for nice family time. The last time we did it, my sis in law got into the act and picked a nice one. Game plan with the Rock! It was fun.
• United States
23 Jan 09
It depends on whether you had nothing else to do. In that case although even if I had nothing else to do I would not spend my time the whole day watching movies I guess it would not be wasting time. Another thing is what kind of movies would you be watching? So I am not sure if I would consider watching movies the whole day wasting time.