This television forum is out of place.
It should not be here.
The threads within should never be allowed on ATS.
You’ve all been sucked in. And now you’re going to express mass denial over your mass distraction. Which is a shame, because as members of ATS you
should know better.
One of the phrases which sums up the truth on this subject is the title of an article I often refer those who are in denial to.
Television – The Opiate of The Masses
by Wes Moore.
For those who don’t know what I’m getting at here’s a link to the article: Free your
TV is addictive, it’s a distraction, it produces endorphins which are addictive. It’s repulsive that so many people waste so many hours watching
the horrendous rubbish that is on.
This is all reinforced by forums like this. Forums where people who have donated their life to TV can come along and wax lyrical about the latest
episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’ or whatever the latest programme that is having money thrown at it is.
If you’ve watched 6 series each of 10 episodes, each 1 hour long – that’s 60 hours of your life that, no matter how much you try and deny it,
you have wasted.
All of this tosh on TV is wasting your life – that is the truth.
Indeed, there are some interesting and educational programmes on TV however these too are part of the distraction if not used wisely.
It’s come to the point now that producers, scriptwriters and editors know how the TV effects your easily led mind that effort into story lines is
minimal. Rehashed, dragged out, very simple plots left open to keep you hooked until the next installment.
What else can you do? What could you replace those meaningful TV hours with?
If you can’t answer that on your own then TV has indeed taken your mind.
edit on 4-9-2015 by and14263 because: (no reason given)