What should we allow our kids to watch? Is it correct to allow children to watch TV shows and movies all day? Is it a waste of a life to spend all day watching TV? There are controversial opinions about this. Some may say we learn through visualizing, well what about what we watch? Take a look and make your opinion.
Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, Dexter, Days of our Lives, Criminal Minds, 24, CSI Miami, 90210, Pretty Little Liars, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, One Tree Hill, Dexter, Grey’s Anatomy, …
What in common do all these have in common?
Some may say fun, others may say waste of time, some may say unproductive, others may say relaxing. Many opinions can go around, but it is what it is, You Become What You Watch. What is meant by this is that when you are a person that does nothing but watch TV all day, then you become someone that does not use your brain and that does not live a productive life. Sure, it’s okay to watch TV every once in a while, however it is important to have your limits in a day. It is true you know what they say, that if you watch TV shows too often, you begin to feel that real life is like a tv show, romance is just like TV shows and you begin living in a world that does not exist in reality. I must say that I was a victim of such a life at some point in my younger years, and saw what it did to me.
This is not to say that TV is bad, TV is not bad, in fact it can be good, but how?
TV is productive when you follow the latest News to know more about what is happening around you, TV is good when you watch the Discovery Channel such as History, Technology, Geography, Science and Space. TV is not Bad, you simply need to make good choices in what you watch and/or what your children watch. This is not to say you cant watch a TV show in your life that is not informative, but remember to limit those and exceed the others.
All this to say, that instead of wasting your day watching TV shows, try to spend it on more productive activities such as being Active, Having intellectual conversations with other people, and much more. And remember, if you decide to watch TV, do not forget that You Are What You Watch, and these values and information you see and intake, you begin to express them in your own life, so watch productive shows and make your life worthwhile and influential.
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