How much TV is bad for people of various ages? How much TV do you currently watch?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
I think for me it depends on show. If it is good certainly 2 to 3 hours
What kind of show(s) do you consider "good" Paolo? (Just curious.)
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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