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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    Limited Horizons

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

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