Thursday, September 14, 2017

Watching television is a waste of time

Many people enjoy watching television. They can get useful information as well as good entertainment from it. At the same time, some people claim that watching television is harmful. They also point out that watching it is no longer necessary, because recent advances in technology are bringing about more efficient ways to get information. I agree. Personally, I believe that watching television is just a waste of time.

First of all, watching television is a passive activity. When you read books, you need to concentrate on whatever book you are reading. Otherwise, you will not be able to understand what the books attempt to convey. In contrast, you have to make no active effort when you watch television. Broadcasting stations decide what you can view. Once you have chosen a channel on the television set, you will never have a choice about what you will see. As a result, you might stop thinking for yourself. This is how television makes you passive.

In addition to the previous point, television is no longer the best information source. Nowadays, the Internet offers better information in both quality and quantity than television. For example, you have to sit and wait for a long time before your favorite dramas appear on television. By contrast, on the Internet, you can watch them anytime you like. Weather information is available on television, but you can get more detailed information on websites. Furthermore, the Internet provides a virtually unlimited amount of information, while a television channel has only twenty four hours a day to broadcast programs. In many ways, television is inferior to the Internet as a source of information.

In conclusion, watching television wastes your precious time. People tend to become passive when they watch television. Moreover, television is not as good as other information sources. Television used to be the main source information and entertainment at home, but it is no longer the case. Your time is always limited. You should think twice about spending a lot of time watching television.

(Thanks for the correction at CZ-Training)

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