How important is Television in your life?

April 13, 2007 4:30am CST
How important do you think is television in oyur life?Recently,my TV remote stopped working for some reason.The only option left was to go to the tv, and manually adjust teh channels,the volume,etc.It was such a pain that Istopped watching tv entirely.Even my daughter got busy with her toys so it was not a problem.Inffact I enjoyed the silence and calm of mind so much that I wish I would never have to switch on the tv anymore.I realised that for me,it is a necessary eveil that interferes with my daily activities,and peace of mind.I can focus clearly on my work if the TV is not on all the time.What is your opinion?do you think you could live without TV for a week or even a day?share your opinions,my friends.Lets make this a lively discussion.
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@shay3434 (882)
• Israel
13 Apr 07
I think the television is very important thing in my life. There are some tv serieses that I like and want to watch every day. Also, the television is very important because I can learn and know new things from the television like news, history, sience etc... and I watch tv about 2-4 hours a day. I think the television is good for communication, learning, having fun and more, But I don't thing I couldn't live without television. Sometimes I don't watch tlevision so much because I have other things to do. furthermore, on Saterdays (Shabat) the Jewish religion forbids watching television because it's a sacred day for the jews.
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@zlesing (487)
• China
13 Apr 07
Hmm, you are saying the ture thing. TV is very important in our life. That is why almost every family have at least one TV set. People can learn and know old or new things from TV. And of course we can live without TV. Such as those students like me, there isn't a TV set in each dormitory. We just get information from the sites and other people. And it's impossible for me to watch TV or use the computer in the most of time, because I have other things to do too. But I still hope that I can watch TV when I wnat to watch. I like to watch TV in my spare time.
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15 Apr 07
I agree that TV is good for learning about new things,science and technology and news..
@LouisJ (490)
• Turkey
13 Apr 07
i used to be hooked on tv real bad.but then we got the internet connected i was hooked on that.i still watch tv but alot of the time they just rerun things that I've seen or not rerunning something i barely missed.its really iretating
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13 Apr 07
during the week the my time is spent on the computer, however the tv plays a big part in my life at the weekend because there are usually loads of football games on and programs i want to watch, i cannot live without a tv in winter because there is noting else to do, you can't go out anywhere because it is to cold and wet, without tv my life would be boring.
@yanjiaren (9050)
17 Apr 07
I hardly watch any at the moment as my time is spent more on here and every where else lol. I do watch a lot of news when I am with my Beloved in the U.S as he hosts a political/currant affairs TV show once a week so I have to watch the news a lot to help him with it. I watch the odd film sometimes just to veg out and chill and I am a kung fu movie buff. I also like my Bollywood as I am quite an exotic bird. When I am at my parent's place and I chill over there as my dad doesn't let me go on the comp for too long I tend to watch the Greek Telly with them and also I enjoy the discovery and History channels. I get bored when my mum wants to watch all the Greek Gossip shows for too long a stretch so that's when I disappear and go off and do some tai ji lol.
17 Apr 07
Hmm,you have a point there,so can;t argue with you either!:)
@tarachand (3895)
• India
14 Apr 07
Professionally, very important, because I write for a publication that reports on and awards television shows and actors and people behind the shows. On the personal front, I rarely watch anything, I'd rather surf the net or listen to good music.
17 Apr 07
Hmm,can't argue with you either!when it is a question of your livelihood,cannot exclude it out of your life..:)
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I guess I am hooked on TV because I just went 2 months without one and it drove me nuts! My old 19 inch went out and it took the 2 month to save up so I could get a new one. I was so desperate for some TV that I was even (listening) to it on my old radio that has some TV channels! Now is that desperate or what?!!!
17 Apr 07
he he he..now that IS desperate,I agree:)
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I can live without it. Except for an occasional movie, I sometimes go for days without watching the TV. It is such a lifeless engagement, just sitting there and staring blankly at some of the garbage they put on the tube. I am very sure I could get by just fine without it. I never watch the news and there are few shows worth my time. When you get down to it, there are a million other things in life so much more important. Anyway, I can hardly remember what I watched yesterday, let alone a week or month ago.
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17 Apr 07
I agree completely:)
@rushmee (605)
• India
13 Apr 07
my husband, who is a day trader in stock market runs all of his bsienss just on the basis of television whateva he earns, is done thru tv itself... what more do i need to write to explain hw important it is for us..
17 Apr 07
Can't argue with you on that one!:)
@FOUZAN_1 (331)
• Pakistan
13 Apr 07
Hi there... Well i watch T.V all the time and i am crazy about toons still at this stage!
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17 Apr 07
No harm in watching toons,at any age I think,as long as you enjoy it and not try to follow what they do in the toons,like yound kids do-trying to imitate!LOL
@aissha (2036)
• India
13 Apr 07
hi friend ,tv is must for me ,i hv attention of achild and i need to do 2-3 things at a time ,tv,computer and my baby all at the same time. may be i shud see doc for hyperactivity syndrome hehehehe lol
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15 Apr 07
oh my goodnes,I would be seeing a psychiatrist at this point if I were you!LOL just kidding.I have a 3 yr old too but I get really mad trying to give her attention while browsing internet which includes doing some serious research on subjects I like, as well as the tv!I wish I could borrow some of your enthusiasm!:)
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
Television is very important to me as i will have at least two to three hours to watch the television. I mean I can still live without a television, but my life will be more wonderful if I can watch more TV programs everyday. I must watch the news program to keep up with what happen in Australia and in the world so that i will not be outdated, sometimes i will watch some documentaries about medical knowledge or some talk shows from the America. Most of the time I am watching the televisio nwhen I am on the intenet at the same time.
15 Apr 07
I generally have the TV on while I am browsing the internet.But I can't do the two things at a time.How do you keep your attention focussed on both at the same time?
@sebatt84 (131)
• France
13 Apr 07
I hate TV !!! There is only media, you cant choose your program. I prefer Internet because you can choose your website to follow the news
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15 Apr 07
Well,these days we do have so many channels available that we can choose what we want to watch.same as internet.ofcourse,there is not the wider variety offered in terms of news and awareness programmes in TV as in the internet.
@ninong (110)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I think television is still one of the past times we consider necessary today. There are still a lot of shows worth watching and a lot of information to be gained by watching televisions. Although I rarely watch televisions now, being busy and mostly using the computer and Internet, I still think televisions are important. I could live without it for a certain amount of time, but I hope it won't be for long.
• India
14 Apr 07
It is important to me as I get to know all thats happening around the world and get to see all the matches I like to watch. Ofcourse, too much of it is bad. I try to less of it now and spend more time on productive work although it's a bit difficult.
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• China
14 Apr 07
Well, I love watching TV. Every Friday afternoon I would turn on the TV set as soon as I come home from the university. I like many kinds of programmes, such as TV plays, movies, entertaining programmes,etc. I really enjoy it, and if the TV set is off when I am having meals at home, I would feel lack of something. However, I don't think I cannot live without TV. There are no TV sets in my school and we can lead our life perfectly as well. We have more time to paticipate in the various activities and we can do more valueable things instead of watching TV just for relaxing. So in my opinion, TV is lovely, but that doesn't mean it's vital.
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@vanities (11375)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Apr 07
in this modern world where we live in ..tvs are widely use...and its a kind of a necessity now but if youre going to go back in time tv is only a "wants" in my life or in everybody's life..i can live without tv..its not so important in my life...but i cant live without water..
• India
14 Apr 07
Television is a very important part of my life. Whenever i am at home i spend my time watching movie channels. Its difficult to think life without tv. Even if i find ways to pass my time in the evenings then still i cannot got to sleep without watching tv. It has become my habit to watch tv late night and go to sleep thereafter. Its difficult to sleep without watching movies. So my happiness of life depends on Television.
@Kristien (78)
• China
14 Apr 07
OK, when I was a child, my parents gave me a schedule, I was permitted to watch TV only in the weekends, and must study within other times, so I always was longer for watching TV. But now, I can get almost all news on the web, I can enjoy many many programs and films on the web, etc. All in a word, I've not need TV as before since I had notebook and web.
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• Malaysia
14 Apr 07
Telivision is important to our life now. Why I said like that?? Because if we have television, we can receive the important news from television. Television also allowed us to have fun. If we had a lot of problem and stress we can watch television to release our tension. Moreover, I think without television, our life is not complete. What do you think?? But, television also have its benefit.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I think that is always possible. NO watching tv? that would be fine to me. I haven't watch tv for the last 6 months. Maybe its because i lost faith with the media people. I buy DVDs or watch amovie in a movie house if i want to but not on TV. Before I used to watch all the time but the news makes me feel bad always and gives me the hot temper that i don;t usually like.I have always asked myself to when will this bad publicity and bad news in the news end. Are there any goodnews anymore in this country? I guess i just got fed up and i stopped watching TV. Now, i am at peace and i relly don't care about what they show. Now i don't get angry anymore. Goodluck!
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