Do you know why it is important to kill your TV?
Why You Should Kill your TV?
Everybody Spends much of his/her time watching TV because Television has become a part of every home. People Watch almost anything TV is presenting to them as long as it is entertaining.
For Example; Reality Shows, Newscasts, Movies and so on
Have you ever realized how much of our life we are wasting in front of a screen that is harming us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?
If not then you must.
Few people believe that TV is not all bad and it is true that TV is a tool that can be used for both good and bad purposes. But research studies show that for the most part, it is certainly harmful to our well being.
5.1 Hours Per Day
According to research studies an average American watched TV an average of 5.1 hours per day. That is one-third of the time we are awake and this 5.1 hours per day is nearly 1900 hours a year or 78 days a year. So imagine the time we waste every day.
People become Couch Potato
Research studies show that when you are watching TV, your higher brain region shuts down and activity shifts to the lower brain region. Because TV is a one-way communication/ medium because we do not interact and engage with the TV. Research studies show that TV viewing among children leads to lower attention and poor brain development and turns them into zombies. That is why the term ” Couch Potato” was coined to describe those zombies.
TV Affects your Emotions
Most of the shows these days affect the audience emotionally, resonating in the level of fear, guilt, grief, desire, and pride. Because we try to relate with that content, and that is why they mostly have a negative influence on us. Yes, there are few shows which leave a positive impression and influence on us but for the young mind, it is very difficult to differentiate between right and wrong shows.
Expert Psychologists suggest that if you feel happy, upbeat, motivated, inspired, thinking positive thoughts, feel charged up to take action and make a positive difference than it is a positive show/ content. But if you feel disgusted, stressed, annoyed, angry, lazy/sleepy and have negative thoughts than getting rid of these kinds of shows.
TV Feeds your Mind with Lies
A great reason to stop watching TV is that it is feeding your mind with lies. Mainstream TV is controlled by the elite, which brainwashes TV viewers with false information. Especially News channels want us to believe what the elite wants.
People become Mindless Consumer
Manipulate advertising and commercials are constantly urging people to buy products by making them believe that to be happy and successful all you need is to consume. But in reality, material objects do not contribute to our well being once basic needs are met. So despite buying new stuff you emotionally feel disappointed and unfulfilled.
People Develope Inferiority Complex
TV commercials convince us that we are not good enough, so to become attractive and beautiful you need to buy different expensive products which make you feel bad about yourself if you cannot afford it.
TV Harms your Health
As per research studies watching TV for even just a couple of hours every day can significantly increase the chances of obesity, heart diseases, and diabetes. So it is suggested by experts to limit your time to watch TV.
In the nutshell, there are countless psychological, physical and social effects which TV causes us. As Groucho Max sarcastically said that I find TV very educational, the minute somebody turns it on, I go to my room and read a good book. So it is time to save yourself and Kill your TV.
By- Shoaib Ahmed
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