Watching television is an experience shared by most people. It is cheap, appealing, and within the reach of almost everyone. In this way, TV has become an important mass media around the world. Sadly, this resource isn’t used in a way that people could get the best possible benefits from it. TV has also become one of the worlds most PREDOMINANT bad habits. The purpose of this essay is to persuade the reader that people shouldn’t watch too much TV because a lot of TV programs are not educational; it makes people waste time that could be used in more beneficial activities, and it negatively affects the STATUS of people’s brains.
The first reason why people shouldn’t watch too much television is because the content of many TV programs is not educational. Nowadays, we can see movies, series, and shows that present scenes of violence, sex, and drugs. This has established wrong concepts among the audience that influence them into having a negative behavior. Moreover, the impact this tendency has on children is worse because they grow up with the idea of a world where women must be slender and blonde to stand out, where problems can only be solved with money and violence, where wars are inevitable, and the fact that it is ok to AFFILIATE yourself with bad activities.
This leads to children TRANSCENDING the DECORUM of the real world. You can solve this problem by not watching such programs and PROHIBITING children from from watching. The second reason why people shouldn’t watch too much television is because it makes people waste time that could be used in more beneficial activities. The time we spend watching TV could be applied to useful activities like exercise, reading, FRATERNIZING with friends and family, activities that are a crucial for a healthy lifestyle.
The third reason why people shouldn’t watch too much television is because it negatively affects people’s mental development. According to several scientific studies, watching TV for long periods of time has a negative effect over the intellectual development of children and leads to deterioration of the mental capacity in older people by causing both attention and memory problems in the long term.
People shouldn’t watch too much television because the content of many TV programs is not educational, it makes people waste time that could be used in more beneficial activities, and it affects people’s mental development. However, this doesn’t mean that we should ban TV because it can be a great resource to CONFORM the human brain, but if we are going to watch it, we should do it with moderation. Television is a resource that we should learn to use through the right selection of programs by taking an active and critical attitude towards it.