Friday, May 23, 2008

Television, The Good or The Bad One?

“Television is dangerous because it destroys family life and any sense of community; instead of visiting people or talking with our family we just watch television.”

I totally disagree with that statement. Since it was commercialized since the late 1930, television becomes one of the most important things in human’s life. Television affects our life, that’s true. But there are lots of positive effects than the negative ones.

One proof that television gives us lots of positive effects is we can get the news easily simply by push the button ‘on’. Maybe some people say we can use the internet to get the news around the world too, we even can get more news than they who watch television do. Yes, that’s true, but internet is not common enough for some community so they prefer to watch television than use the internet connection. So, globally people still watch the television to get news than connect to the internet, besides it is simpler, right.

The other proof that show television gives us positive things is we can get many entertainment, infotainment and edutainment as many as we want simply by one click. Television gives us lots of film, reality show, even the hot brand new gossip that can be watched together by family or friends. Sometimes those things become our conversation topic with our friends or family. That shows television doesn’t destroy family life.

But just like the other, if we too many in doing something it will give us the bad things. So if we too many watch the television it will give us the bad thing too. Television works like opium. It’s really hard to stop, when you want. You want more, more, and more. Understand what I mean? So if you stayed in front of television you will want more time to watch another show. You will prefer stay in front of the television instead of doing something more useful.

In conclusion, there are still many things that we can get from television. Television gives us lots of positive effects, because we can get many things from it. But television still gives us the negative ones if we too many watch the it.

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