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By the way nice hub you recently wrote SkeetyD, it was really interesting indeed. Her hub is entitled "Watching Television can be Educational".

I grew up watching the Public Broadcasting Station or PBS channel (now their online too), because my mother wanted me to be un-programmed pretty much, and to think of looking for much more educational things in life, rather then that of deciding to be ignorant.

I learned that if your not careful in life, anything over done, and out of balance is bad for you, let alone it being an addiction to some silly illusive box with a colorful screen and voices coming from it, which today is actually evolving into many other sub forms of the same, computing devices and all.

The funny thing about today is, everything has moved onto the Internet, and they also have the Hulu network (Online Universal studios and Fox Television network) now, and its a definite cool way to get television shows on the Internet as well as movies and much more there. Many of the major television networks also stream their shows live as well today online, so if I need to catch a show or two and from any time era to get cool entertainment, all I have to do is Google it!


It was tough but I quit watching television

It was surely a long time ago when I was a college student, and when it had instantly occurred to me, what all the TV watching I had done as a child despite my mothers efforts to deter me from losing my senses for real life. So I just up and quit watching television cold turkey (Go figure!). I shortly decided to instead get into reading books for my college exams at the time (Back in the year 1994), which was the wisest decision I had made, and still to this day I no-longer watch TV.

Today in mid November of 2012, I am currently addicted once again to yet another silly box, but this time its the all impressive Internet Super Highway, which is also known for its highly attractive qualities as well, and its addictive nature has become a sort of social tool of sorts for corporations and small businesses to earn income digitally.

However, this time its to my benefit I hope which many of us are attracted to its earning potentials today as the individual consumers can now potentially become the corporation. So, once all is said and done who knows right, anyone can achieve what many of us entrepreneurial minded folks came here to do, which is to potentially earn an honest income online.

Who knows what any of us can achieve in terms of further success in dealing with it all, I will again quit using it as well though if such success comes to be god willing, but that may be when I am around 80 years old or so, and I am near 38 years of age now, so I have a long time to go.

The only good thing about it all is that I can earn something online from my addictive usage of it, and back in the days when I was stuck watching TV I couldn't earn a red cent. So yeah I enjoyed TV while it was a cool phase for me in my youth, but no way will I ever go back to watching it, because the Internet is far more beneficial to me today.



Somewhat funny video I located on Vimeo about TV addiction, LOL

These cool gadgets can now play television on them, who would of thought of such a thing

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This is my take on what TV is or was

TV was set out as a programming tool to do as the engineers of such, had set them idiot boxes (as you put in your hub article as well) out to do (program its viewers to become major product consumers), and the producers of such programs had total control of their TV programs.

From that point fourth it then becomes up to the viewers discretion, to either decide to accept such televised information as relevant to them, entertaining or what have you, or to reject it in the way of changing the channel or taking a break by shutting it off entirely, just like with the web and selecting what web location or Youtube channel to view.

It is ultimately the viewers choice, but as for children, and their misguided eyes, well that is up to the parents advisory as my mother done with me, and if the parents are actually kids themselves then there's always the potential for them to be lead astray and we all know where that had lead folks today, and in the past.

This is the real issue in my opinion and its not the televisions fault neither as you pointed out here in your hub pretty much, it is the person viewing it or those in charge of a technological devices usage (Darn! Television addiction - a article written about the chaos it causes).

Awesome hub you wrote overall and not so much for its visual appeal, but much more for what its argument presented, and for the way it was written so thoughtfully and accurately. You know I actually use to love watching TV, until I realized I was addicted and it was doing more harm by watching to much of it then good. If it is a learning tool, I lost that sensation and feeling for learning from its use long, long ago.


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SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

WOW! Mike: You are a hubber among hubbers. I am so speechless right now all I can type is about being speechless! I want to thank you from the bottom of my LCD flatscreen heart for writing this hub. I did not realise my addiction was so blatant! But yeah, I love TV. But it's not my only addiction. I love reading as well. Basically I love to learn new things. A BIG HubPages Hug for Mike :D !


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

You now how we do SkeetyD, we must support one another efforts today, it is so essential a thing to do, and I just got back into it since I notices so many folks are feeling the strain when it comes to not getting results from all of their efforts here.

So I do what I can, when I can, you know! I hope others follow in such a lead to make more hub love hubs, its so cool too to write them.

Thanks for the comment and response back, that was cool as well of you to do.


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SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

It's so so true Mike. I try to show love anyway I can.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Yup yup, thanks again for being such a cool person, and for allowing me to share with you here on hubpages. Chat with you again some time soon.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Interesting article, yours, and skeetyD's! I, like you Mike, have gone cold turkey with TV since around 1999. The reason being my children. Yes, TV is educational, but, like you said, the young minds will not know where to stop. And we can't be sitting with them all the time..... All my children love to read, and I am glad to say they are high end students. And there favorite place to visit is the Library! Oh, I can write a whole hub about it, lol..... But will spare you for now!

Really enjoyed this hub. You bring some great points. Thanks for sharing.......


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I can't stay long, buddy; the power is flickering as we have a major storm blowing through. I know this Hubber and it is great of you to send some Hublove their way. You are great, Mike, and I'm proud to call you a friend.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@LaThing , thank you so much yeah I found her article to be very interestng, because I use to love watching television, and like you I quit.

It was the best thing I've done per say in terms of ending one of my addictive behaviors in life, and I'm proud of what I've accomplished in life since letting it all go way back when.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@billybuc, Good luck bro on making it through that storm, if you can try to capture some footage for us all I would love to see what its like out there in Olympia Washington during a rough storm, and most of all be safe Bill.

Tell Bev I said hi, and lets hope its a light storm and not one that's to harsh on y'all folks out west, God Speed.

Thanks for the hub love here bro, and on all the other hubs you've visited of mine so recently, I did my best to help out some folks this week, and hope to be able to keep such a cool hub loving trend going for a while.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Mike-

Great hub, and so is SkeetyD's! I'm a sports nut (in fact, I've got my #1 Hoosiers playing right now as I write this), and that's my weakness with television. Besides that, I'm stuck ignoring what my wife turns on. College basketball season is my weakness, especially since the Big Ten Network, ESPN, Madison Square Garden Networks, and Fox Sports Networks all work so hard to fill my diet needs! lol Great Hub, my friend!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Hey @rcrumple, man oh man I do miss watching college basketball, and the NBA playoff's and so much more cool TV shows, but I have no time to do it anymore I'm trying to become an online legend LOL, like many of us web addicts (:

Thanks bro for the support here for me and for SkeetyD, thanks to Billybuc I was able to locate her one day on Facebook, and now I'm checking out her cool hubs as well.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I used to watch TV until I hooked up with HubPages. I decided to do away with cable altogether (I wrote a Hub about that), and I haven't missed TV at all!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks Mary, Yeah I remember reading up on that hub of yours, the one about Cable TV and all. Yup that one was really cool of you to write, and went into extensive details of many important facts, I remember reading it.

Its always cool for us to share with one another like this here on hubpages, and every once in a blue right.

You are a cool person for sharing with me a good amount of times lately, and I'll try to make it my way towards your side of hubpages more often as well, chat with you soon.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Who has time to watch TV when you are addicted to Hubpages. Hee


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@always exploring, Yeah TV was a cool fad for me, and I hope my addiction to the web will be a fad as well at least until I turn about 80 years old or so. Thanks for the comment.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Both you and SkeetyD have a point. TV up to a point can be educational but too much is not good. When I was little it entertained me and passed the time but then there were wonderful children's programs and classics like I love Lucy. We can now see them over the YouTube but since TV is no longer the same and definitely not over here then we don't watch it at all and the Internet educates me. Thanks I enjoyed this. Passing it on.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Gypsy Rose Lee, thanks for the comment and for sharing, yeah I figured my not share her article with everyone, because I use to be addicted to TV and it did a great deal of mental harm to me over the years.

I'm not against others using it though, I just like to see how other people have dealt with such an addiction to it all, or if they even considered themselves an addict at all. Now I'm addicted to the Web, go figure! LOL

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