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Since its inception it has been at the center of controversy It pros and cons have been heatedly debated back and forth between some of the worlds most gifted minds and yet is still the most owned electrical appliance in the world Who would have known that the television would have been such a danger to our societyI think every television should be thrown out of every home Everything on todays television is damaging to ones character and mind Now with the technology of satellite television and room-size screens television watching has evolved from a simple family pastime to a deadly art where there are no boundaries Television plays a role in our lives as an entertainer babysitter and time filler But should it play such an important role Should television be responsible for such an important part of our livesPoisoning by media is more dangerous than poisoning by drugs because it not only destroys individuals but entire families cultures and nations TV can also be addictive It sends children so many false illusions that they cant lead real lives despite the fact that they are the worlds future leadersAccording to a study conducted by the AC Nielson Company the average American watches three hours and 44 minutes of TV per day In a 65-year life span that person will have spent nine years almost 15 of their life watching TV Considering that there are about 4000 studies that show television affects our family life rots out minds and causes serious health problems it is safe to say that TV isnt safe at all Its no wonder reports indicate 50 of school children are not getting enough exercise and the armys new recruits are in the worst shape ever Television shows strange solutions to family crises These include seeking comfort in alcohol drugs post-marital affairs and even suicide In the real world family problems should be solved by wisdom and beautiful preaching by conversation and
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