scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,065
Is the Television Addictive Desire can be a very powerful and harmful emotion for both human and non-human creatures To the fish a baited lure may be its demise as well as cheese on a trap for a mouse For humans a simple desire can become much more however Indulging too much in ones attractions can lead to an addiction which can be much more serious This is illustrated well with the example of alcohol usage In limited amounts alcohol can be fairly safe unfortunately though alcohol is an incredibly desirable substance to many people This fact causes many people to desire alcohol to the point of obsession and addiction and when these levels are reached harm to the individual is almost assured The harm caused by addiction is not limited to drugs and alcohol though Other addictions can arouse in the use of computers work and games Even the television can become a severe addiction The television has had its hold on nearly everyone at one point or another the average American spends around three hours a day in front of a television This is nearly half of the average Americans free time this works out to be nine whole years in front of a TV for the average American who lives to be 75 To some these numbers would prove that some people just have a devotion to the television and make a conscious effort to watch it were that the case though why would so many people say they watch much less television than they actually do and believe it Extensive studies have been conducted to determine the effects of watching gratuitous violence and the like on television but very few studies have been done to show the effects of what watching television does to a person both physically and emotionally One such study took measurements of brain wave activity skin resistance and heart rate while subjects were sat
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA