The Role of Television
Nowadays many people all over the world spent most of their free time watching television; but since its appearance, television has brought to man many advantages as well as disadvantages.
Pros of Television
Television plays an important role in our daily activities: it keeps us informed about all the current affairs in the world.Television helps us in broadening Our knowledge in many ways.Through language teaching programs, we can learn the language we like such as: English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and so on.
We can become skillful and clever at doing jobs, making cakes or arranging flowers through practical courses taught through different programs on television. Television is a source of recreation. funny films bring us minutes of relaxation after a hard day’s work.
Cons of Television
Apart from its advantages, however, television also brings lots of disadvantages to viewers. First, television viewers gradually become passive in their action. Television may be a splendid media of communication, but it prevents us from communicating with each other or with the outer world and discourages people from traveling. The world seen through television is only the restricted one: It separates us from the real world.
Television, with its fascinating power, makes people of all addicted to it. Students are so absorbed in television that they neglect their school activities as a result of which their grades degrade. Homework is left undone and lessons unprepared. Housewives are so keen on watching television that they neglect their duties toward their husbands and their children. Instead of watching television, we may use the time for a real family hour. Without the distraction of television, we may sit around together after dinner and actually talk to one another to know and like each other better.
The Bottom Line
Finally, the evil influence of television on the young generation is inevitable; it encourages them to commit crimes. Spectacles of sadism and violence on television lead them to robbery, theft, rape, and murder. In a nutshell, television is useful to us when we know how to use it: Be careful not to overindulge ourselves in it and use it in a discerning manner.