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Do you know we are ruled by television People watch television too much today The average child watches an average of twenty-eight hours of television a week Most people think they would have a hard time living without a television The obsession with television has major effects on society that are quite unpleasant In other words it is widely held that television rots the brain encourages sloth desensitizes us to violence stifles creative thought shortens the attention span erodes the capacity for critical thinking shortens the attention span and affects the memory Television gives us a warped view of the world If we were to accept the template of society provided by television wed probably think that consumption is the source of happiness thanks to advertising that most of lifes problems have a neat solution that can be reached in 48 minutes care of one-hour TV drama and that crime is common and injustice is entertaining Life on television is almost always simple good guys and bad nice girls and whores smart guys and dumb And if life in the real world isnt that simple well hey man have some dope man be happy feel good Hamill 543 Furthermore television like drugs dominates the lives of its addicts Hamill 542 For young children television is an antisocial experience A little child sits passively in front of the screen insensible to what is going on around him Conversation during the program is seldom if ever encouraged by the child or by the parents Moreover viewers cant work or play while watching television they cant read they cant be out on the streets falling in love with the wrong people learning how to make friends and compromise with other human beings Hamill 542 Marie Winn in the Plug-In Drug wrote The primary danger of the television screen lies not so much in the behavior it produces although there is danger there as in the behavior it
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