IS television merely an idiot box inciting our emotions?/////

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  1. shashnk profile image59
    shashnkposted 14 months ago

    IS television merely an idiot box inciting our emotions?/////

    Especially the non-naturalistic things shown to us.

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  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 14 months ago

    TV like any other thing in the world can be used for good, bad, and unknown. Fire can cook your food, or burn down a forest. Nuclear material can be used as energy, or it can be used as a bomb.

    The point is that TV in the abstract is neither good nor bad. But, in specifics it can be good or bad.

    We can learn a lot watching TV and we can be subliminally guided by TV. It of course depends on the person watching the TV. They select what they watch, and unfortunately many TV watchers just follow the trend. This is emulated into voting habits, which is just another avenue from the same personal selections.

    There are 1000s of TV stations, and magnitudes more of TV shows. Unfortunately, imo, there are much more shows that fish for the idiots, than the brilliant. I don't know about the audiences for these shows, so I can only assess the values from the shows themselves. If this was a slab of beef, it has more fat and grizzle than beef.

  3. nipster profile image73
    nipsterposted 13 months ago

    Bradmaster is completely right.
    Television is not the problem it is overuse and underregulation of what you are watching that causes the problem. If one limits the amount of television he or she consumes and chooses only to watch beneficial programs, tv can become a powerful asset.

    1. shashnk profile image59
      shashnkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Actually,,,, we don't watch T.V. to see what is there on T.V., but to see what else is there in it

 
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