posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:55 PM
Originally posted by queenofsheba
reply to post by daynight42
Some of us like to watch the news, the educational channel, and of course a good, scary movie. With popcorn and chocolate...can't forget the
chocolate. We all need a little distraction some time, there's a time and place for everything.
People watch the tube for entertainment. If it is a bit educational, it must be entertaining at the same time. It's got to make you Oooo and Ahhh
while presenting otherwise "dry" information. Example: science is usually boring unless Bill Nye is presenting it in his entertaining way.
Real knowledge, UNfortunately, is often dry compared to the glow of the contents of the tube.
Try getting most children to focus for a steady length of time on something that requires concentration. Their attention spans are becoming shorter
and shorter. The problem is not that the information is 'dry.' You could view it that way. Or, you could say they are too damned used to having
things flash and be presented playfully such that when facts are presented in plain form, they are barely able to sit through it. They are spoiled to
the excitement of the tube so much that if something isn't as lively, they consider it too boring and a waste or time or "too hard."
Wake up to the transformation our young people are going through. I walk around college campuses and see students drowning out the world with music.
Some even wear them during class, if they can get away with it.
Entertainment addiction, anyone? "Please don't stop the music" (quote from an actual modern pop song). Yea, don't stop the music 'cuz people
can't bear reality or what I consider quiet peaceful stillness.
Believer whatever you want. The world WOULD be better off without those awful things. They wreck people's minds, attention spans, and they are NOT
healthy vehicles for information despite how good it makes you feel to watch them. Entire books have been written on this subject. It's amazing they
are not banned. They do exist, though, in book format.
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
It's written by a guy who was on the other end. He was an advertising executive.
TV has a hypnotic effect, if you didn't know. It relaxes you to a level somewhere between sleeping and dreaming. Talk about how to shut down a
person's mind. That's what people like. Thinking is just too much work!