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I Think Tv Is Dumbing Us Down

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just joined the experience "I don't know if I want to get married" and it reminded me of something that I've often thought about. People jump into relationships, esp. marriage...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm Jake 21, I'm new so I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do but there is something i want to say even I don't like to talk about it but I think I need help…. so um lets start...
    FelixDaCat1209 FelixDaCat1209 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    My class mate had a crush on me He looks at me all the time He wanted to hang out I said idk maybe On Friday he asked me to be his girlfriend I turned him down. Not to hurt his...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I just think that most people keep lying to themselves by thinking they care about others or that others care about them. I know it sounds like a depressing thought but that's just...
    almajedj almajedj 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Do you ever have those days where you just know your meant for more? I am so thankful for the friends & family I have but sometimes I just wish for more. I've met so great people...
    faith7777 faith7777 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I think I may have been in love with my best friend turned friends with benefits...he moved away and stopped talking to me altogether...I find myself comparing other guys to him...
    Mls1954 Mls1954 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep, only thing on my mind is why? If you really loved someone, then you wouldn't second guess them, cause you see past that, and see who they really are, it hurts when...
    drbreezzy drbreezzy 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    I don't see how they think such things. They don't have the ability to create a human being inside them! Without us they are literally NOTHING. They'd be gay! (Nothing against...
    NotMuchGoingOnHere NotMuchGoingOnHere 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I watched "The Departed" a few days ago. I'd heard several times that it was a really good film but had been put-off by a number of things: firstly that it's a remake, and I've not...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    I've been with him for two weeks and I think I'm falling to fast. I think I fall in love too easily sometimes. I don't know what to do...
    drakelover143 drakelover143 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Long story short: at age 13 a friend & I saw a bright light in her window, coming from the sky. We walked to the window and watched it go upwards above her house. Above the house...
    simplyrealmccoy simplyrealmccoy 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    About 99.9% of the time, I think- sorry, KNOW- I'm ugly. Some people just have a day where they're confidence is low, but no, that's not me. Every single day is a struggle...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    ~~~My ex-boyfriend looks like Jeremy Renner, now I miss him~~~I saw a film this afternoon called "The Immigrant" with Jeremy Renner. I use to think he had an ordinary face. Now I...
    dandylyne44 dandylyne44 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have GOT to get this out... I cant keep it bottled in any longer. I may only be rambling to myself here, but I dont care, at least it will be out of my system. ( I'm going to...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    i dont even know where to begin with this one. shes five years older then me. we have gone through points in our relationship where we get along and then we dont, at all. we took...
    LiveloveJ LiveloveJ 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    To make a long story short I was talking to a guy in the summer and you know we were jus talking and talking so much for a good two weeks and the next thing you know it We were...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Alright, I am a 16 year old girl who met this guy on meet me. Turned out we flirted for a couple of months or so then just stopped talking. But it meant nothing. Then he messaged...
    Sierrv Sierrv 18-21, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I think the concept of being someone else for a day is amazing. I'd love to not be myself more often.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    Pouting infuriates me. There are so many pretty girls who think it's attractive for them to screw up their face and look like they're sucking a lemon. Please just smile instead.
    ayeshaketchum ayeshaketchum 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Everyone here thinks if i am fat, i am super strong but no, i am not, i can be hurt even by words.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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    Anybody else feel obligated to add this experience? Where is "I always wash my hands after I pee?" I need to find that before someone thinks I'm gross.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    i think i dont make sence when i write or post stuff
    obeymunro obeymunro 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I think some teens smoke bcause they are so depressed and they just don't give a cr@p anymore. They do it to die slowly I guess.
    Malia1010 Malia1010 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I never understood why Pansexuals were left out of the LGBTQIA. Soooo many people are Pansexual and I don't think just adding a + sign onto LGBTQIA makes things better for them!!
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    You know, I use to always think a woman never deserved anything bad but those thoughts died as soon as I entered high school. In all honesty if you hit someone I see no reason why...
    Depressionislethal Depressionislethal 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    He was a lover I could tell By the smile on his lips when his eyes met her She stared at him with admiration But then her gaze deterred He knew her heart had been injured by a man...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 29

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    I hate when I write too much, forgive me. I've been single now for 3 months. My how the time flies. My ex and I were together for 5 years, engaged for about 2 but with no plans of...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Believe me or not I do not care. (apologies for the grammar) I was born dead the doctor tried to revive me but were unsuccessful. Approximately 4 minutes after they gave up I...
    FARSTR1KE FARSTR1KE 26-30, M a week ago

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    This was meant to be written as a poem, but let's be honest...I'm not a poet. He's the poet. Now it's a letter. I needed to write this all down. My thoughts were all over the place...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F Sep 21

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    I just finished watching a film that I know I'm going to fail miserably trying to share because it was touching in a personal way to me. It was a film about a young girl from the a...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 21

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    When I went on a day trip yesterday I spent my journey dreaming and noting down all the things I'd like to achieve. It was really exciting to think about all the possibilities...
    lucysnowe lucysnowe 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Fall at Your Feet (Crowded House) I'm really close tonight And I feel like I'm moving inside her Lying in the dark An' I think that I'm beginning to know her Let it go I'll be...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I worry just way to much but lately it has gotten out of control, I feel that certain OCD are becoming brought to my awareness just now because of it. I consistently need to check...
    Writersguilt Writersguilt 18-21, F Sep 24

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    It's always harder than u think, giving up on someone. Might not be the person u truly fall for but it hurts because I don't know, he's the only one that make it known that he...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    The memories of my childhood are so special to me. Thanks to my father, he chose me to be his daughter. He could of had a son. He could of picked a girl with blonde hair...but he...
    Eyedontgiveahoot Eyedontgiveahoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I had a weird dream the other night. I was sitting in bed at my parents house in a pepto bismol pink room as it was as a kid. I started seeing sparkles on the ceiling as I could...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    When I was at this music festival the other day working (first aid) a group of long haired Tweens looked at me and started to grunt and impersonate gorillas as I walked towards...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I'm 14 and Me And My Friend ( Who Is Also A Girl ) Had A Sleep Over At Her House And Her Parents Were Out For Dinner . We Were Laying Down In Her Bed And We started Exploring...
    Naynay957 Naynay957 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I think we can say we made some progress. R You think so? I think we can say that. R I think we can say he made us look ridiculous. He played it close to the chest of...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23