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How much TV is bad for people of various ages? How much TV do you currently watc

  1. Laura Schneider profile image90
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    How much TV is bad for people of various ages? How much TV do you currently watch?

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I don't know how much is bad for people.  I watch about a 1-2 hours a week, depending if there is any football on to watch.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're my kind of person--watching if there's a specific, limited reason to watch and not otherwise!

  3. TCaro profile image85
    TCaroposted 5 years ago

    I watch a few hours of TV a week. I think though that the amount of television you watch is not as important as the content of the programming. Then again, even if the programming is pure fluff, it can help you rewind.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think you're right, TCaro! The content is more important than the amount of time spent (as long as the time spent is reasonable). And, as you say, "it can help you rewind". :-) Thanks for commenting!

  4. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    i don't watch TV for my own purpose. I only watch TV with my 6 year old son because he kept asking me why and how the educational program are shown in the TV. We watch 3-4 program per day, each program last 30min. We don't watch any fighting cartoons. All are educational programs only.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're a wise person, peachpurple! I'm not a parent, but I'm sure your son benefits greatly from your attention to what he's watching and ability to explain things he doesn't understand. Over the years, I'm sure he will appreciate this quality time.

  5. Shimeru profile image60
    Shimeruposted 5 years ago

    No matter your age, it is too much when it affects your physical or mental state. For example, if you are not as active as you should be,or you eat to much when watching the tube.You can tell it your mental state is altered if  responsibilities are neglected and there is no growth. Sometimes people who watch too much TV make decisions on their daily routine according television shows. This too can be a problem. The bottom line is that the television should be used in moderation. What you watch is a whole  other subject. Enjoy!!

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Shimeru, I totally agree! Especially the parts where you say, "if responsibilities are neglected" and "decisions on their daily routine according to television shows." That's very telling, and you've put your finger on key problems right there.

  6. Shadow Jackson profile image73
    Shadow Jacksonposted 5 years ago

    I don't currently watch any TV, but believe it is the quality not the quantity of television that matters to each individual. The answer to this question also depends on how you define "bad". The definition of "bad" depends on what outcome you are seeking. If you are seeking an educated person, then "bad" would be watching solely reality television. If you are seeking to become a socially aware person, then maybe watching all that reality television isn't so bad.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You bring up good points--"how you define "bad"...watching solely reality" TV.... Maybe I should watch more reality TV to become more socially aware, since I can be a real dork in some social situations.

  7. PaoloJpm profile image84
    PaoloJpmposted 5 years ago

    I think for me it depends on show. If it is good certainly 2 to 3 hours

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What kind of show(s) do you consider "good" Paolo? (Just curious.)

    2. PaoloJpm profile image84
      PaoloJpmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Those shows, like adventure, educational more on General viewing. But I'll go with the Pirates of the Caribbean. that would certainly going to spend lot of time smile

    3. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! I like Pirates of the Carribeen and Three Musketeers and such, also. I'm a huge fan of movies (uncut and in their original for without, as Christen19 says, 'ads for toilet paper' tucked in every other minute. Cheers!

  8. Lumitare profile image68
    Lumitareposted 5 years ago

    I try to avoid watching tv. Normally I just watch the Simpsons. But I wouldn't be truthful if I told that I don't watch programs. I just use my laptop for that. But I wished that I would spend less time watching something on a screen. I have been watching less programs than before but I still think that it's too much.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love the Simpsons! One of the few "clean" comedies that actually make me laugh. I, too, work on a computer all day, so watching TV on my off-hours is almost like work, and bad for my eyes, too.

      Good luck on your goal of watching less TV!

  9. Theophanes profile image97
    Theophanesposted 5 years ago

    Depends on the person and the programming. I mean two minutes of TV could be devastating to a schizophrenic who thinks God is speaking to him through it and he should go kill himself. Then again a mentally healthy person could watch hours of documentaries every day and come away from it quite educated. I think TV is only a problem when it becomes a mean of excessive escapism. A little escapism is good for the mind - a lot can cause some pretty massive social and health problems.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm afraid I agree with you--my mother literally watches TV 24X7X365, having at least 1 or 2 TVs on in different rooms of her house. She cannot sleep without the TV on, and she prefers detective and scary/bad news shows--hates watching comedies.

  10. sm825 profile image60
    sm825posted 5 years ago

    I usually only watch funny stuff or comedy related videos/shows. The main reason is because laughing is good for you, and reduces stress levels. Other then that I rarely watch TV, just that there is not to many shows I find interesting or funny to watch anymore.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, sm825: comedy can get you laughing which is good for you. Thanks for bring up that point, because I think it's a good one. I think I need to watch more comedy and de-stress/loosen up/get a sense of humor. :-)

  11. Laura Schneider profile image90
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    I just discovered a hub about this written by a fairly new but fun-sounding Hubber, Rumana: http://rumanasaiyed.hubpages.com/hub/Ad … Television If you read it, don't forget to give her feedback and encouragement/advice!

    Personally, I watch as little TV as possible. I can go several years without even having a TV plugged in in my house. When I do watch TV, it's mostly to catch the news or presidential speeches or the Olympics, and current shows so that I know what other people are talking about in conversations about TV shows (which itself boggles my mind--people actually talking about TV as though it were real, or at least important enough to talk about!). Sometimes I'll be forced to watch TV, such as at the car dealership waiting for my car to be fixed or at my mother's house (she always has the TV on)--cases like that. If I had cable/satellite TV, I'd probably watch the wood working and home makeover shows and documentaries about Egypt or archaeology-related topics in general.

    I'm a couch potato enough as-is; I don't want to get addicted to TV and have my life run in half-hour to hour segments depending on what's on TV.

    I DO watch movies, though. I love watching movies of all sorts with my friends--especially those with a happy ending.

  12. Christen19 profile image59
    Christen19posted 5 years ago

    I don't watch TV at all, because I hate ads and it makes me crazy when I want to see a film and it stops every 20 minute to show me an ad of toilet paper!

    1. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha! I can SO relate! Good for you for not watching TV. Honestly, I don't know how I'd find the time even if I wanted to! There's so much else to do that's productive and educational.

      Cheers!

 
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