Do you know the negative effects of TV in your life?

August 11, 2010 11:27pm CST
I admit.... one of the most influential things in my life is television... since my family love to watch TV... especially the news and the TV shows... but i realize lately... it is full of tragic scenes like drama and even in comedy...that somehow brainwash our subconscious mind. I also noticed that people who are fond of watching TV are in the state of passivity because TV is programmed for people to watch in a passive way and not in interactive way...it has an addictive effect that is appealing to the emotion.
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16 responses
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
12 Aug 10
Hi dear, As I have stated earlier, we are in the mid of abundance. All are around. Music, TV, mobiles, computers, internet, etc. etc. But to enjoy the life, we need to get it priorities as per our requirement. If we do so, we can become very much successful. We can see people are just watching TV for 2-3 hrs, on computer for 5-8 hours (non productive) and the like. Serials and such on-going programs are meant for such people only. Just plan the timing with important and useful things first. So we will get adequate time and good entertainment with more energy. There are people just spending time with all the above things and become non creative and lazy at the end of the day. The wide moving on with these things can save lot of time and effort. Regards, Thank-s
@BigTips (305)
• China
13 Aug 10
Yes, I can't agree with you any more. These days, we are in the mid of abundance. I think many people have realized of the side effects of TVs; However, for everyone who living in such a so-called society, we need something to relax ourselves. Even if we don't spend much time on watching TVs, then we will turn to the Internet, mobile phones, etc. Of course, as a memeber of human beings, we need to take the situation under control and avoid being addicted to something for fun.
• India
16 Aug 10
Hi dear, TV is the most influenced media at present than anything. Only what I was mentioned that we should accept the fact. There are 100s of media channels and good programs for round the clock. Many are programs are worth watching and informative, and also for fund and enjoyment etc. Keeping in my of such things many are highly standard and having good quality of the telecast also. But these programs should not overtake our time and mind. Only what I meant was TV should not control ourselves; and we should control the TV. Regards, Thank-s
@gmnava (31)
• Philippines
16 Jan 11
If you let it affects you then you'll really have a problem to it; but if you won't then there will no problem. In other words,never allow yourself affects you co'z it is just a mere state of mind.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
26 Sep 10
A few things I've learned about TV... TV is Chewing gum for the eyes.. Most inventions have been time saving devices...Then came Television. The Evening News on TV..Where they say "Good Evening" and then proceed to tell You Why it Isn't... I'm watching less TV since I discovered the Internet
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
30 Aug 10
I think you can watch TV if you are appropriate about it just like evrything else in life as long as it doesn't over take your life its a fine source of entertainment, of course you shouldn't spend all your time in front of the tv doing nothing else and you should only sit there and stare at it , for myself i watch a program I'm usually writing. I know that people that get fat if they watch tv and don't exercise the key here is not eliminating tv its using tv in moderation just like everything else
@zohaib4 (34)
• United Arab Emirates
13 Aug 10
Yes TV is effecting everyone's life.Mostly children life. An yes TV plays a major role in your brain washing and changing your thoughts so try to avoid watch TV and just watch some informative shows.
@af007ktk (49)
• India
13 Aug 10
nowadays television and computer are unavoidable things in the life.but they have a lot of -ve parts.so that there should be a parental guide for every work.you should not see more than 20 hours in a week .science proved is that continuous tv watching is leads to several health problems.
• United States
13 Aug 10
watching tv is such good bad entertainment! its so addicitng i try not to get caught up in it because i know its no good at all. but somethings i have to watch one thing i refuse to watch is jersey shore i dont think i should succumb to that kind of poisonus tv at all
@babz02 (250)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Whether we like it or not, TV is a huge part of our life, and I believe their are tons of information that we can harvest from television, although I admit that some of them are harmful especially to the kids, but I am still thankful that television was invented, aside from enjoying your free time watching, you actually learn something from selected channels, and movies that we watch. =)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
television is one great teacher... it provides u entertainment and countless knowledge.. but then not all shows are nice some can teach us negative attitudes and values... like what we see in the news everyday... it can cause depression and pessimism... like u knw wat i mean.. has negative influence to ppl
@Goldamier (104)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
At some extent my sensitivity really prompt out when I used to watch drama show in television. It gives me a lot of stress because I cried when the people acting also cried. It's been a year now where I preferred not to watch at all. But if happens I would rather choose educational show.
• United Arab Emirates
12 Aug 10
i know...i was listening the Wayne Dyer the motaivational specialist. Till a child reaches the age of 12, he / she has seen more that 20000 murders on screen.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
12 Aug 10
When I watch dramas or movies on television, I do not feel we are brainwashed. It is simply entertainment to me. I don't watch the news on TV. but prefer to read it on the internet.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
You have a good point... most of tv persons gain weight becaus of inactivity. TV's are the best companions of couch potatoes... and most couch potatoes are overweight. If they got rid of their TV they would have more time to spend exercising and help solve the wolrd's fight with obesity.
@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
That is why there is parental guidance noted in your screen. But most of those parents ignore it.
• India
12 Aug 10
For every action there is equal and opposite reaction, Newton's third law. It clearly show that if there is merits there will be demerits as well. The negative effects can be it waste our time watching all unnecessary programes. Which don't help us in any case. Students waste time watching TV instead of studying. It also the same problem with the house wives. They even forget to complete home work, when they are busy watching TV. It also increase the expenditure of a house hold, where you got to pay TV bills. where electricity bill is definitely gonna increase.
@m1st1c (37)
• United States
12 Aug 10
Yes I do think television has negative affects on persons life. I think too many people are drawn into watching TV and then they only find themselves doing that. It makes people happy to be able to sit down and watch TV but to what extent is it too much? I know people who do nothing but watch TV all day and as a result, they tend to become more lazy and have a significant lack of energy. Also, for kids who sit in front of the TV all day and become accustom to the actions they see. Personally, I find it sad to that all the time but the way society is heading, it will only get worse. I like to watch TV but it tends to be something I enjoy when I get everything done during the day that I need to. Might have gone off a little there but hope my response helped in anyway.