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TELEVISION - A BOON OR A BANE

July 31, 2010  by: khanz  Points: 15   Category: Television  Earning $0.35   Views: 3618

Television - an informative source of knowledge Television - an multi-dimensional invention An instrument of teaching, awareness, knowledge & inspiring Television - though termed as'IDIOT BOX' yet entertaining & illuminating!

         

Television - rightly said as an 'Idiot box' , is referred & considered to be 'a must' and a necessity in every household now, a major part of lives!

There are several names where TV is referred to as, the most unpopular is 'couch potato'.

TV NOW - from toddlers till senior citizens, from a peasant to elite, from anyone to everyone!

It is indeed, a source of information in terms of science, technology, education, literature, history, geography, entertainment, sports, news, cultures and much more.

TV is a most sought after debate today, it is argued & discussed constantly whether television reflects society or is it a society's reflection on TV? .

One way or other, people and society as a whole are effected by television in many ways.

Globally it is being argued about the influence of TV on the tender minds of children.

I personally disagree, TV has revolutionized & broadened the mental perspective of individuals.

There is always "two sides of a coin". The good & bad. It is us to supervise, analyze and justify our and our children's discretion of viewing.

I do accept, the verdict of debaters about the bad inflicting influence of TV in terms of violent reality shows, the indiscriminate alcohol, tobacco & birth-control advertisements being telecast on TV today.

The commercializing of this media has to be brought under strict surveillance by the Authorities & Department of Information & Broadcasting.

Nevertheless, TV has shortened the distances between the borders of the countries in terms of global exchange of cultures & traditions.

TV has become an instrument of teaching, illuminating, exploring & inspiring.

As rightly said "it is nothing but wires & lights in a box" if its not used in a right direction.

The statistics & survey of viewing are surprising that 81% of the children between ages 2-7 watch TV alone & unsupervised.


Let us adjudge the REAL BAD EFFECTS & INFLUENCE of TV:

TV & CHILDREN: The number of hours that the children are glued is adversely effecting their academics. This has to monitored by the parents. The content of programs and channels should be supervised.

Constant watching TV is leading to insomnia, irritation, vision problems etc., among children. This can be curbed by making them follow a strict schedule.

TV & ADULTS: There are reports about adults watching late-nights operas and talk-shows, resulting in less productivity the next day. There were confirmed reports about enacting robbery and rape by persons who got themselves influenced by the programs on such subjects.

Medical studies have confirmed bad health effects due to long-hours of watching TV in adults,especially obesity, insomnia, blood pressure etc.

There was one instance, when the couple got themselves separated, the marital discord amazingly was, that the husband used to slog hours together before the TV at nights.

When questioned to a person from a far country-side, he said, "seeing was entirely different from reading".

We never would have known the cultures & traditions of our neighboring countries, the exotic places, the strange and mystic world of animals and oceans, etc.

This never-ending debate about good & bad effects & influence shall go on, it us to decide how to make the most out of this wonderful machine!

But above all, if this wonderful invention is taken in a right perspective, television indeed is a BOON .....not a BANE !




Comment(s)
Author: Mathi        
Posted Date: 09/01/2010    Points:1    

nice article dear. It is an idiot box.
Author: khanz        
Posted Date: 09/01/2010    Points:1    

Thanks..........it is idiot......yet entertaining!

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