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I Have Tuned Out T.V. And Turned On My Imagination

Updated on September 9, 2010

Let My Thoughts Flow

Freedom at last from the place from where they have been

Locked in my head watching others perform every task I see

I found myself sitting and hypnotized by the big screen

Thinking this is life and I am loving it so much

Until one day when I found the hub pages site

Where words are printed and once again imaginations are released

You can think without commercials and pictures of lightning speed

There is time to take in more thoughts and emotions

To understand every human function and its direction

They don't call the t.v. the idiot box for no reason

It dulls the senses and numbs the brain from thinking

Others I talk to are hooked on the powers of the high quality picture resolution

They do not see they have been tricked into believing

The imaginary world of fiction and power of great presentation

I leave you with one idea to explore

Is television really so wonderful

As we all thought



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    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Micky Dee when I was younger I trudged through the sludge way to much.Luckily I closed the plant near me.Now I am sludge free.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      TV is the Nuclear generator of brain sludge. Great thoughts!

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Neillieanna I find I take the time in everyday to just let my mind go blank and let all my good emotions engulf my body and constantly please and nourish the body I now live in.In this way I have found my center and keep reminding myself to be happy with what I have and understand what I need to know to make me always happy.This is my own guide not to go to off in any one direction that is away from my true virtues.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      Ah. Yes - TV's a great addition to real life - unless we forget what "real life" is & allow it to subtly substitute the illusionary life for the real around us.

      Even as a teenager, I became aware of the subtle seduction of the illusion-of-real over the real itself. This was brought to my attention upon seeing an artist's painting which was so exact, one couldn't tell it from a photo. The story was that the artist took a photo and then gridded it off into small squares and simply duplicated each small square exactly till he had the entire photo done with paint and brush. Over the years I've thought how similar that was to the pixels on the screens of our TVs and computers, which so accurately duplicate "life" yet are just as sterile and devoid of life as both that photo and the "artist's painting" of it. When one begins to lose sight or awareness of which is real and which isn't - that's when it becomes scary.

      We also must remember the difference when it comes to our own imaginations, too, though one's own subjective perspectives are all we really have of "the real" we attempt to interpret and know about.

      What is really scary is how very small children are getting so indoctrinated with electronic imagery so young. I has to stifle some of their own perceptions of life around them.

      This is a lovely hub - thank you, DO!

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Lynn Nodima They say this is progress.I wonder too.I can not believe it that we turn on the computer for 10 minutes and hours pass.The day turns into night.What have we created another monster.Maybe we should go out for a walk and forget this nonsense.But it has to be better than t.v. Because we think our thoughts more I hope.Thank you for reading my hub.

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      Lynn Nodima 7 years ago from United States

      Great post! At times I feel the same way about my computer screen as I do about the TV, though. It takes entirely too much of my time!