If the Addict is not glued in front of the TV, he is most likely to be found paging through his latest issue of TV guide, carefully selecting the shows which he will watch that week and marking them off with a highlighter. On an average day the Addict will come home from work or school, put off all responsibilities, and escape into the world of TV. In this world, the Addict has no demands or responsibilities. The TV becomes his only focus of attention, and all of his energy goes into staring at the TV. While watching one of his favorite shows, the Addict becomes totally oblivious to the world around him.
You’ve had a hard day at work, so why not flick on the television and not worry about anything? As Marie Winn describes, “the television experience allows the participant to blot out the real world and enter into a pleasurable and passive mental state.” For some people life without a television is less than complete. Winn says television will lead to the addiction of it because it becomes part of your life, and soon the real world is too boring to live in all the time. Winn observes a heavy viewer and they find the television irresistible, when it’s on they can’t ignore it, and can’t turn it off. Winn also says that with television pleasures available and other experiences seem less attractive.
As the hours of straight zombie-like watching go by, the person slips further into the fantasy world of television, and with you breaking that link between them and the tube comes as a shock to them. Someone can be so engulfed that it becomes a regular part of his/her daily routine. As a result of a lot of watching TV, studies have shown that the heart rate, and blink rate have slowed down dramatically and muscular function decreased down to the snap of a finger on the remote or the lift of a drink. The stimulation of the picture and sound shift so rapidly that they must become completely relaxed to soak it all up. Television is like an addiction, and like any addictive substance a moral message lies behind it… The advertising and the programs are only they’re to keep the viewer coming back for more.
The Effects of Watching Too Much TV Television has become one of the major entertainment providers in our modern life. It sits in the living room of about almost every home in the world and it is the one thing that most people like to come home to after a long day of work or school. Not only does it give us something to laugh or get scared at but it also provides us with valuable information about what is happening around our local community and around different places in the world. But, as good as this sounds, Television may be affecting us without even realizing it. Being one of the major distractors in today 's society, it gets us attached to its content in which a lot of people spend a lot of their time watching.
It may be hard to admit, but television has become an intricate part of our everyday lives. People children often find themselves sitting in front of the television screen for a longer period of time than before and this has evolved immensely over the past few years. In this article, “The Trouble with Television,” by the author Marie Winn, mentions that addiction of television is negative effects on children and families. It keeps the families from doing other things and it’s a hidden competitor for all other activities. Television takes place of play and on top of that kids who watch a lot of television grow uncivilized.
To begin with, reality TV is always being judged as mindless TV; however, it serves many families as great entertainment and a unique way to bond. For example, it’s Saturday night and my family and I are home with nothing much to do. We decide to watch a little TV, and as my dad flips through the channels, he stops on a show titled The Voice. We get dumped into the middle of the season and contestants are getting eliminated; this is the kind of show my family and I love watching. Once the next commercial break begins, my family and I are suddenly buzzing with excitement and giving our own opinion of the contestants.
Staring at the Reflection of Empty Space For roughly sixty years television has been a part of most Americans' lives. For some, it is mainly a source of information. For others, television takes on a much more significant role. Many Americans spend hours of their daily life in front of the tube, but are the people entwined in the plot of the average sit com., or are they trapped by the clutches of perpetual, mind- numbing entertainment. Addiction is a strong word.
It affects the health of children and upsets our daily life activities. Researches had shown that watching television for long hours has negative effects on its viewers. Television became popular in the 1950s and since then, it has spread all over the world like a whirled fire, so fast that people neglect its effect on our ethnicity or that an average youth now waste 8 years of their life to this gleaming tube. Students do not have time to read their books any longer because they are watching television which consumes much of their time. People tend to be money-oriented, wayward, obese and aggressive as a result of watching television.
The sitting-room and the kitchen. All these ideas from television alter the behaviour of the young in the long and short run but we all could not live without a television in our everyday lives. It teaches us the basics, Sesame Street, and other knowledge’s, Countdown. We may all like it for its homour or seriousness. But nevertheless adult material will always be shown on this box of never ending stories.
Before the parents know what hit them, their children are fat and lazy. They just sit on the couch and practically refuse to move. In my opinion, the television has been one of the reasons that children have become corrupted as well. They are watching all of these different shows and mimicking what they see. For example, a twelve year old boy is watching “Jackass” unattended.