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I Think Tv Is Dumbing Us Down

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 29, 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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    Tv Is Dumbing Us Down...

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

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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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    Limited Horizons

    The thinking of today can fit inside a TV
    mrlcf mrlcf 41-45, M Oct 16, 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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    I tend to do too much thinking during these times I'm in the hospital. I'm exceeding my doctors prognosis by about 6 months now and everything seems to be holding steady. Still...
    Kermit1216 Kermit1216 36-40, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Beauty as a choice of life... There are so many beautiful things in this world. To live with grace and beauty in life, we need to be disciplined and get involved in wholesome...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    I have 2 examples of this that happened recently. I was thinking about an artist, whose name i don't remember, who does alot of occult work that is on mugs, clocks, paper weights...
    Austinthrope Austinthrope 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    My wife, my two year old son and I visited our friends. They had become parents a little more than three months ago of a sweet little daughter named Michelle. Previously...
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    John Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk A 'Scam' By The White House WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin may have demanded that President Barack Obama be impeached, and tea party Republicans...
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    We do without the ep police taking down anything remotely sexual. Tick the over 18 option makes no difference. What is the point of joining adult sections when you can not write an...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Like it or not, I will tell you what I am thinking at the time.. its all good for fun and games.. but p-ss me off and i will open a can of whoop a-- on ya!
    somedobutsomedont somedobutsomedont 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I will never ever stop liking Robert Downey Jr. He is one of my biggest celebrity crushes ever! He's so attractive and fine. I don't care how old he is, he is just amazing. He acts...
    SydneyGrace7 SydneyGrace7 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    5 older brothers. 1 girl=me. Ticklish all over especially my ribs and my stomach. Tied down, tickled for ever. But I totally loved it.
    neongreen445 neongreen445 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    She was born absolutely perfect. All her developments were right on track. Walking, crawling, standing, pulling self up etc. I think we first noticed the problem at 18 months of...
    LStacey LStacey 36-40, F 36 mins ago

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    I don't care if anyone thinks I'm conceited or narcissistic, but I don't self loathe. I might hate my life sometimes, but I love myself. Some days, I spend a few minutes just...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm thinking if I should change it or not what do you guys think?
    freedom16 freedom16 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My brain scares the living hell out of me at times, I think of the most random things, and then I dwell on those things, and I almost feel as if I'm using parts of my brain that...
    Jshangle64 Jshangle64 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I seriously thinking about having an affair because i dont think im am happy with my marriage anymore.
    Prulla Prulla 26-30, F 15 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    It is a crazy story. Sometimes it feels because I am female, I must be the competing enemy to some. Ever since I have moved to London, I just find the women who work here are...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I know I'm about a get a whole bunch of you sayin I'm desperate.. But it's cool! Think what you want to think!(':
    MaggieTaylor22 MaggieTaylor22 13-15, F 12 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I think I'm decent, just don't know if other people think that.
    Beckoned413 Beckoned413 16-17, F 19 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I've re-wired my mind. The thing is I only think when it's necessary, other than that I think I'm on auto-pilot half of the time.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I think so much about things. Like, everything. I posted only recently about being 18 and not drinking alcohol. I'm not sure if it's because I can't seem to relax enough to enjoy...
    tommycuffe tommycuffe 18-21, M 53 mins ago

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    I started an anti-seizure medication (Topamax) for mood stabilising and migraine control, but had a severe reaction to it that I can only describe as a seizure. I started feeling...
    SuperInferior SuperInferior 22-25 Jul 12

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    Im not sure if i will use EP more in the future. I met many nice people, but i also met creepy people. What i mean with being "creepy", i explain that to you. Someone commented on...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    I don't know what I am. But I know I'm not normal. I have always had temper problems it's something that I guess runs in my family. In the past couple years this anger though has...
    Jfrob96 Jfrob96 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    Ok. So I'm in high school and I've been having some anxiety lately. My dad's away on a business trips constantly and my mom is always stressed. I used to think she loved me but was...
    Sarah9906 Sarah9906 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I met my OH when I was 13 and he was 15.... we are pretty much together since than with some on/off phases inbetween. When I was 18 I had an affair with his younger cousin who was...
    anniecherry anniecherry 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I agree I think people are people we all enjoy different things at different times in our lives. We don't need rules to define that!
    curiousOne564 curiousOne564 31-35, F 24 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm so far outside the box, I don't know where I started from. When people tell you "think outside the box", explore a little bit. By the time you look back you'll realize there...
    musikid48 musikid48 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I think about this a lot, I don't really know if its good or bad, but I guess it's good motivation. I believe I set my goals/hopes/dreams/aspirations too high to actually ever...
    Pmiller3 Pmiller3 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I don't think it ever was I used to have a therapist and now social work is the career I want to pursue
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Just tell me the truth, please.  Also, what do you think of the cat in my profile image?  She is seven years old.
    AlpineBeast AlpineBeast 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I think so deeply about everything, it's so tiring.
    venusarcadia venusarcadia 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was supposed to go on a date tonight with this guy who my sister works with and our date was cancelled because he had a flat tire, so he is driving around on a donut tire for now...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I got A.D.D so things tend to run in my mind fast and long. It makes me not able to sleep at night. So I read some stuff about sleep... As it turns out it said if I just focus on...
    chooseyourpath chooseyourpath 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    37. When people just want to save and to save and save and don't want to spend anything. 38. When people don't use any capital letters or full stops or commas in their work. 39...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have been through so many traumatic things in my life...I currently suffer from what I think is Depression and Social Anxiety, but I think it's deeper than that. I am a Rape...
    RayeannB RayeannB 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm sure most of us have been guilty in letting others here dictate our moods or how we feel about ourselves.. I soon learnt when I came here being over sensitive is a danger to...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    So last year my family bought a farm in the middle of no where, and I love it; It has almost sixty acres, a pond, and tons of forest. We raise sheep and goats in the fields and...
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    My daughter is a little over one year old. ( I don't like talking in months)She has Down Syndrome. I don't treat her differently from my other kids. Her needs are a little...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Double back stab, never been hurt so much like this I know that I'm not married yet (and now I doubt I will for some time) but I'm currently engaged to a guy. I am 28 and he's 27...
    Necrogirl27 Necrogirl27 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This message is to all the radical man hating feminists who go on the Internet to trash and mock the male gender. It is obvious from what you're writing to your 100% blind to what...
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