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I Think Tv Is Dumbing Us Down

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    Evolution Of Ignorance

    I'll be the first to admit, I don't watch a lot of television. I pay a ridiculous monthly satellite bill for a lot of channels I don't watch. However, part of my decision to upgrade my tier on satellite was getting the History International channel. So I have noticed the...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Limited Horizons

    The thinking of today can fit inside a TV
    mrlcf mrlcf 41-45, M Oct 16, 2009

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    Yes I Agree..

      TV has too much negative reporting , commercials, shows, American society is being destroyed by this negativity..
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Sucking Your Brains...

    Out through your eyes. The brian is our "thinking muscle" and just like any other muscle, it needs to be used and exercised to stay strong and healthy. The problem with TV is it allows people to "switch off" their brains and be entertained, no thinking required.So, the more TV...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2011

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    It's Not Just My Opinion, It's Fact

    Television in general is geared toward a 12 year old audience. This approach was developed by corporate advertising "geniuses" to brainwash the teenage masses into brand loyalty. Looks like it worked, doesn't it? Don't believe me? Do the research.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

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    Tv Is Dumbing Us Down...

    especially all this reality tv crap we get nowadays lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    And More Than That

    According to the main staple of our TV diet, our main priorities in life should be taking care of our homes in regards to DIY, cookery and making ourselves look 10 years younger, TV does not really in that regard provide any inspiration or ambition for us at all.  Soap...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2009

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    The Lowest Common Denominator

     I was composing a story the other day about the similarities between some TV fictional series and current world events (which I still will submit at some point) but more recently go to thinking about mass media and the effect it has on us. More specifically, the genre of...
    mamma570 mamma570 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    All my life i have been dealing with things left and right, and now i cant tell left from right, or up or down. Too much going on just wanna be free....
    Tyfly Tyfly 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I think I have maladaptive daydream Disorder, i have read a bit about it and i feel like thats what i am going throw. i dint really get it at an really young age. i think I got it...
    crystal3799 crystal3799 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I can't say I don't understand people's way of thinking, and maybe I don't think they are retarded but I do think it's unfortunate that they don't understand what it's like...
    africalaskin18 africalaskin18 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I type therefore I remember what I thought, suppose I forget how to think, the writings would then be very nostalgic. Kid in a candy store wonder and awe at the strange shapes...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Here is what helped me reduce my PMDD craziness: Learn more about yourself… emotionally, physically and internally. You should know by now what gets you upset, and usually you...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 Apr 9

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    This is a personality test. Choose one and read your result below. Don't take too long in thinking and just choose whatever catches your attention.If you are drawn to 1, Deep Down...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    1. Music 2. Sleep 3. Thinking of my dad 4. Chinese food 5. Movies 6. Showers 7. combat boots 8. My niece 9. Food 10. Music 11. Books 12. Writing 13. Reading 14. Drawing 15. Art 16...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Well nobody seems to like me or to find me attractive plus i don't wash myself often too , so i think you can consider me as a filthy pig. At least that's what my mom says...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    (This is the kind of action I was taught about in church. I'm not certain I could've managed it even then.~bb)The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattooBy Catherine WynneBBC...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    To all you girls out there to all you women out there that have low self esteem. You should be very proud of yourselves you are the heart of the world you make everything go around...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "All I Need" Within Temptation I'm dying to catch my breath Oh why don't I ever learn? I've lost all my trust, though I've surely tried to turn it around Can you still see the...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    In my country we have had something akin to the term "hater" for many years. Here people kinda think it is something special to our culture, but id say it can be found everywhere...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M a week ago

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    Driving home from work today..I had 3 people cut me off for no apparent reason. One driver almost put me in a ditch as he was driving far too fast and erratically. I saw a car pass...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    The first time we crossed paths, it was my freshman year of high school. I was on my way to class when I saw him. Nothing about his appearance struck me, but I felt like I knew or...
    ArizonaTea ArizonaTea 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My younger sister is 38 and I'm 44. She hates me for as long as I can remember. I was hoping that when we get older we would mature and be very close. Things seems to get worst...
    sparklyivy5 sparklyivy5 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I was thinking 'bout her, thinking 'bout me Thinking 'bout us, what we gon' be Open my eyes yeah, it was only just a dream So I travelled back down that road Will she come back...
    meetmeinthepouringrain meetmeinthepouringrain 22-25, M Apr 13

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    I'm thinking about moving out the country (United States) in the future for a few reasons. I talked to my mom about the same thing, but I have been wondering if I should move out...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    Why is it that western civilization has such hangups with breastfeeding? My son will be seven months old in about another two weeks and already people are saying things like, "Oh...
    livinissy livinissy 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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    I am learning to use down time at work. I think that anyone that is truly honest will admit they have down time at work. If you do your job well, you eventually learn to do it...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Apr 23

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    In the times of silence that is when I am deepest in thought. I shut myself off from the world around me. I have been told I have a tendency to go into ghost mode. Some think it is...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Feeling under the weather today. Getting a cold maybe. still don't stop me from thinking. My mind is in over drive. My inmate friend is sending me letters flat out. expressing...
    ifollowmyownstar ifollowmyownstar 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    It hasn't been very windy recently where I live, so I'll share an experience that happened a few weeks back. I was at a friend's wedding and the winds were really kicking! I was...
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    In my honest and humble opinion, I believe that a large cause of the problem is the breeding and grooming that is passed down from one generation to the next. Granted, many of the...
    SandyDandy1968 SandyDandy1968 46-50, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I am driving home tonight after picking up my kids from school the windows are down and the music is up. We are all three singing along. Then my son asked me to turn the radio...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I actually think way too much! But those are the downfalls of being left alone all day. So what I do is i'll be thinking of a time I really really liked then out of nowhere that...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    OCTOBER 29, 2014 BY B. ROBERT FARZAD How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother? How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother Protecting...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    And I think we should trust it more. cut a little down on the note taking and such, the fearing we will forget and that we cant do without. I thought I had forgotten something...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Idk I think I'm just throwing myself a pity party from all the **** that's happened this month. I've been handling it ok but idk.. And watching "if I stay" probably isn't helping...
    xizzyx xizzyx 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So this weekend while out with this guy I have been seeing this girl I do not like but yet knows him come in and sit down next to him his face was priceless cause he knows I don't...
    mouse2816 mouse2816 31-35, F Apr 7

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    i honestly don't get whats wrong with some people these day they tear other down just so they can feel good about themselves they bully people and beat the living daylights out of...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I've had a crush of my friend's sister, who's just a year under me, for a few years now, but as I stand today I really don't know what she thinks of me. When I first started...
    dalekguy97 dalekguy97 16-17, M Apr 12

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    I just read a post from Facebook about his friend's death. Before, I didn't know what it was about when he posted a status saying R.I.P. to my best friend until today, I read his...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M Apr 12

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    " The marijuana trick " I DO NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS. SIMPLY SHARING THE INFORMATION.And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    This song is to someone...you probably know who you are. I know you don't wanna date but this is how I felt when you were dating him. It's originally called girl crush but I...
    screamingdoesnthelp screamingdoesnthelp 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 20

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