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I Think Tv Is Dumbing Us Down

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 21, 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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    Yes I Agree..

      TV has too much negative reporting , commercials, shows, American society is being destroyed by this negativity..
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Limited Horizons

    The thinking of today can fit inside a TV
    mrlcf mrlcf 36-40, M Oct 16, 2009

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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 22-25 4 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Ever since I first joined EP in 2010, this site has gained some popularity. It's obviously not Facebook or Twitter, but I'm happy it's not. However, I think a lot of the new...
    vikesfan06 vikesfan06 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I am in a biracial marriage. My MIL doesn't like me. She lives with us and almost every encounter with her is hell. I am beyond uncomfortable in my own house. Here's the kicker...
    Mexicangirl2003 Mexicangirl2003 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Things have been rough in my marriage for a while...my wife has some anger and attitude issues that just bring me down. I come home from work and all I hear is negativity. It...
    Stl25252 Stl25252 22-25, M 11 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    When a friend of my daughter stayed over who was a bit foul mouthed, I grew quite irritated with her. After one profanity too many I put her over my lap, pulled her nighty up and...
    davebuckley davebuckley 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    take a little note to remind you incase you didnt know tell yourself i love you and i dont want you to go write this down take my words and read um every day keep um close by dont...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    We all have people we think about. Have you ever thought that you may think alot about someone from your past and miss them that maybe someone thinks that way about you and you...
    geordieboy93 geordieboy93 18-21, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    i see her face all over his facebook my body says dont worry but my mind thinks then over thinks. now im a jealous angry to the point i just want to... but its my fault for not...
    feelsgoodtocut feelsgoodtocut 18-21, M 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    o know they hate me specially my mom. she always says toe that I was a mistake that I wasn't support to be born. but comparing it to my other sibbling my sister which is two years...
    metoo112 metoo112 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm a fifteen year old girl, I've experimented with guys and liked it, but I have never really kissed a girl. I want to so bad, I think girls are really attractive and I usually...
    jojoxo2007 jojoxo2007 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    Somedays, i dont care what people think at all and i feel like a bombshell others, i doubt i even look like a regular teen girl. :/ What do y'all guys think? Honestly. 
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Now that i have a clippered back i think i want to cut my long hair too. Maybe a bob haircut, so i can expose my nape. For now i don't want it really short, justid-neck. What do...
    Vralina Vralina 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I am seriously very weird, I think the word fear is not enough to describe my issues, i think the word psycho, weirdo, or freak will be more precise. Now marriage makes me feel...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    did you ever think of me? or just pass in your mind? cause there's no day i didn't think of you...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    When I was in middle school I was stupid for asking my mom why I was starting to feel weird around guys because she ended up telling me something she shouldn't have. Ever since...
    Silence2021 Silence2021 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Well; It's a big commitment and isn't it a big mess when it doesn't work out.. I think too many people jump into "marriage" too quickly.. So here's 25 reasons not to marry/settle...
    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 41-45, F 10 Responses Feb 20

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    These things are tripping me out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_star I keep thinking about that thing landing on our planet and causing a massive change in gravity. It's...
    herewegothen herewegothen 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Today is his birthday and its been on my mind for the whole week. Not purposely, it just kinda happened. Odd because I never remember anyones birthday. He isn't crazy about the...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    I think I have the mind set of a goth but I don't dress like a goth. I would really like to become goth because I like the style and mind set. Feel free to message me if you have...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Come to think about it, especially those who complain endlessly about their spouses (and yet do not move on), I have to say most people deserve each other! Just a thought.
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    This subject has been brought up a lot in my "marriage" & I've been married for nearly 19 years. The past few years our relationship has deteriorated to a point where I don't think...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Do you think weed is awesome?
    QueenQB QueenQB 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I just love the way that God made men so differently from women. every time I think about it, my heart is filled with joy and love for both God and man!
    Eniolalove Eniolalove 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been on and off for the last four years and he finally asked for a divorce before leaving for nine months. It was hard to deal with at the time, but I managed...
    gradstudent11 gradstudent11 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I think I'm very ugly. No girl will ever want me.
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I think a genuine smile is the most attractive and inviting thing there is, only surpassed of course by that truly inviting smile that only a woman can give. Smiles are...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 9 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It shouldn't bother me because you explained it me.. That you've known her forever, that you guys have been through several difficult times but I can not help it. It bothers me...
    beyondthebluesea beyondthebluesea 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Showing this pic for people that think im like a fake profile or something cuz I heard a lot of people do that here shh
    darviee darviee 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I should say I know it is out of control.. in the last 4 years he has gained all most 300 pounds.. I don't know what to do..He literately spends all day eating.. a friend of his...
    Lovingwife68 Lovingwife68 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    What yall think of me? Please tell me your honest answer! I can handle the truth!
    REALGIRL203 REALGIRL203 22-25, T 1 Response 20 mins ago

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    Unlike the first world nations the third world nations hav e a different story when finding love and getting married to the person of your life. Its not the once you are 18 you...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 17

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    What These surveys do is give The cash to the one that create the website link for it. You are just finishing surveys for another human being and producing them cash whilst losing...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    4 years of good and bad, not an equal amount of both...more bad than good and most bad times were very bad times. not only are we 9 years apart, we are completely different in...
    dkemama dkemama 31-35, F Feb 10

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    I love life when I am around the right people, I often cheer others up and I always get told I am funny. But sometimes I get really down, and behind closed doors I always feel down...
    Alwaysundecided Alwaysundecided 22-25, F Feb 11

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    editor score 413 users The aggregate score according to the app's ranking, number of users, and a variety of other parameters carefully connected to person gratification. The...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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