How much is too much Television?

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  1. Optimus_Prime_ Registered

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    I'm not going to start off by assuming X amount of hours make you fat (although make the case if you like) but I am interested in what your take on the PSYCHOLOGICAL affects are in your opinion, and what counts as too much.

    I think there is a point where people need to stop watching TV.

    I don't believe in censorship, at all, but I believe the decision to watch is all yours. I watch very little TV. Mostly Patriots Football on Sundays and maybe Family Guy.

    Since I limited my TV watching to a few hours a week I feel more sane, more happy, and I'm very repulsed by violence now. Certain movies are a turn off.

    I do feel like TV can promote a lot of negative emotions, however certainly some clever channel surfing can keep you away from negative emotions.

    However as I turn thirty I wondered if I had kids would I want them watching TV. No. I decided at least not for a while. Let them learn to be active mostly, then give freedom for more TV when older. My guess is though by that point real life will have made a case for itself over TV.
     
  2. bullets bang bang

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    I really don't know. I spend all my time on the internet.
     
  3. Optimus_Prime_ Registered

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    I'd have to make a special thread for us then, lol.
     
  4. redmarvel Red, White and Buxom

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    If Television or the Internet is stopping you from talking to other people, finishing your household tasks or preventing you from getting 1 hour of exercise a day... then you're in front of the screen too much.
     
  5. Figs Registered

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    Same here. I made the mistake of watching too much TV growing up and now my social skills are lacking because of that. Doesn't help that I'm naturally introverted as well.

    I really think people should limit themselves to an hour(for a show they like), then get up to do something else. Doesn't have to only be an hour per day, but at least spread it out throughout the day and evening.
     
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    I mostly just watch nature shows, and of course, The Walking Dead. Other then that, meh.
     
  7. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    As usual....she hits the nail on the head.
     
  8. redmarvel Red, White and Buxom

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    And as usually when I see C. Lee talking about head and nail, I get a thrill ;)
     
  9. NewYorkSpider EndGame

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    I watched a lot of TV as a kid and it ruined my social skills. I was always the shy one and didn't like to talk to people. Getting a job as a bag boy helped that though. I kinda wonder what I would be like if I hadn't watched so much telivison.
     

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