The Positive Values Of Watching Movies And Reading Books

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All humans have a hobby or are in search of something to entertain them. Whether it is shopping, playing an instrument, working out, or even dancing, humans are always looking to do something they enjoy. One of the most common hobbies are watching movies or reading novels. Out of the two most common hobbies reading is the best because it is relaxing, something that is very detailed, and an activity that helps strengthens the vocabulary. Unlike watching movies which can be unhealthy, can be expensive, and is not as detailed as books. For the longest time reading a book has been considered to be a positive activity rather than being negative. One of the reasons that reading is benefitting is because it helps reduce stress. When reading a book …show more content…
Watching movies for example, is something that includes electronics, graphics, and entertainment to people. Although it is something to do to relax after a long day it is not the healthiest activity to do. “The average American watches more than five hours of live television every day.” (Hinckley) That is just regular TV, which most shows are only thirty minutes long, while the average movie is an hour and a half long. When watching a movie you are staring at fast moving images for a long time, and that could hurt your eyes. Not only that, you are sitting down for a long period of time doing nothing. If you are, it is most likely eating something mindlessly while watching TV. Since movies have been around for the longest time and continue to be popular people go to the movies theatres to find entertainment. Although you find entertainment at the movies it does not come to a cheap price. The movie ticket is $9.75, and you can’t watch a movie without popcorn and that is about $5.75. With the popcorn you are going to get thirsty and the drink is $4.00. What if that particular day you are in the mood for something sweet, the candy is $3.50. So in total the trip to the movies is $20.50. That is just one trip, but what about the other times, because it is certain that there is not only going to be one movie that intrigues you. Because they put out at least fifteen movies per month, you will go to the movies a few times a month. That will add up too. There is a large amount of movies that are made based on books. The book is at least 300 pages long and the movie is only 90 minutes long, there is not going to be as much detail because there is only so much you can put in the 90 minute time

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