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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 , 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. Internet Super Highway
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
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.
Cool poll about SkeetyD's topic
Are you addicted to television and do you think you can ever quit
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