I Think Tv Is Dumbing Us Down

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 310 People

    And how you as a goverment control ensure

    that your subjects stay loyal? Through media, tell them what they want to hear, show them what they want to see
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 5

    I don't have cable, only Netflix

    and internet. Then I'm very careful with what I do watch on Netflix. The government has cable channels set just the way they want them with the things the put in children's programing and "popular demand" shows for adults as well. Read up on subliminal messages in television and...
    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    True..I rarely watch t.

    v anymore.. I'd throw them all away if all the boys in my house wouldn't kill me cause they wouldn't be able to play video games
    lovelee83 lovelee83
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 5

    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

    Just look at the idiots

    who actually watch Fox News. Enough said.
    TrumpDestroyer TrumpDestroyer
    26-30, M
    Feb 4

    I don't think it's just TV either.

    I think the growth of technology is dumbing us down. when I was a kid we made our games up, we used our imagination, something I feel is greatly missing in the youngest generation.
    BigDean1471 BigDean1471
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 6

    Not against it entirely

    as it is a good entertainment medium. But don't let it take over your life and have to have it in all of the time! Television does everything for you and even tells you when to laugh (can't abide canned laughter!). Reading is so much better!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

    Limited Horizons

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

    People care more about dumb *** celebrities.

    Oh Kim.K's *** is so huge.Who cares! I am a lesbian & don't give a ****!What about all the important stuff? I don't even watch TV like I use to not worth it. WE USA is one of the dumbest nations on earth& I know TV plays a major role.
    SexyLesGirl13 SexyLesGirl13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    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

    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

    I do not even watch tv anymore other then

    Tuesday when Storage Wars come on.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    Mar 31

    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
    3 Responses May 22, 2009

    Tv Is Dumbing Us Down...

    especially all this reality tv crap we get nowadays lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 3, 2012
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    46-50, M
    Feb 10

    Yes it is, reality tv in particular.

    If you want any proof of this my american friends consider the fact you have a reality tv buffoon as a serious republican presidential hopeful
    irishblue irishblue
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 13

    Some of it is still good

    and useful, but so much of it is "reality" that really isn't and sadly so many people think it truly is.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 20
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