Television addiction

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Decent Essays

    In "Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor" by Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi it states that if you desire something enough you will end up doing it. They explain that "temptations that can disrupt their lives are often pure indulgences." That saying surprised me but I soon realized how true it is. They also backed that sentence up with examples of how "no one has to drink alcohol." They then go on talking about how TV is one of our biggest things that hold us back and make us less productive and "Realizing when a diversion has gotten out of control is one of the great challenges in life." That quote is hard, no one wants to give up watching TV or admit they watch too much. The article continues to give examples of research and…

    • 484 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The average child today watches, or is exposed to, television for almost 5 hours a day or 32 hours of television a week. The divorce rate has also increased to almost fifty percent in America. One would think that these statistics are unpredictable and mind-boggling, but Ray Bradbury illustrated that he could in fact predict this horrible way of life. In the 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury correctly predicts government misinformation, family disintegration, television abuse, and…

    • 894 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    There is no doubt that Americans love to watch television and spend hours of time on their phones. In the article “Television”, Jeff Ousborne states “Over the last sixty years, no pop culture medium has done more to shape American life than television” (243). Instead of comprising a daily schedule before, now it is a schedule of a favorite show. Not having at least one television set in homes these days is unheard of. If we are greatly interested in a t.v. series, we will spend a great deal of…

    • 913 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Ah... There are many reasons, many cultures, ages, both female and male alike. The Fandom brings so much to the die-hard Whovian. The Doctor who franchise has a very large fan base. Imagination, addiction, suspension the cliff hanger's always want to see what is going to happen next. Durning the whole episode ( or most of them the viewer is at their edge of their sofa.) Even for some people Doctor Who weekly adventure's are some kind of liberation to their plagued life, that brings a glimpse of…

    • 710 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The importance of television, which was always into discussion, has now in sparked the controversy from the last few years. Study reveals that for many people, television is not just a medium to spread news but also a companion.I personally agree with this notion but there are many drawbacks of this as well. Thus both sides of the contentious would be put under scruitny and my opinion to which holds the weight will be given. There are myriad of arguments in favor of my stance, but the most…

    • 283 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Great Essays

    of electronic media each day, with the greatest exposures being to music, television, and internet (2.6 [SD [= 2.2], 2.3 [SD = 1.51], and 2.3 hr [SD = 2.1] each day, respectively). They were exposed to an average of 1.2 hr (SD – 1.5) of non-electronic media each day, including 0.6 hr (SD = 1.1) of exposure to books and 0.6 hr (SD – 0.7) to that of magazines/newspapers” (726). The participants who were examined in the test experience more media hours each day which consist of listening to music,…

    • 1827 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    hours of computer time” (“How TV Affects Your"). Kids of all ages now are starting to watch a television, or go on computers or smart phones numerous hours on the daily. It is not just people like Mildred, but even infants and toddlers are starting to spend lots of time in front of a screen. These hours spent watching the television cut into important times that should not be spent watching your favorite television broadcast, “in the late 1950’s, televisions started to move into the kitchen from…

    • 1569 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Television and other forms of media are important in this day in age to get information out to the masses even if some of it is bias. In the book Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury uses ideas and builds a setting to support the idea that television is important to society even with its flaws. Montag, the main character, lives in a dystopian world where firemen are no longer fighting fires, they are creating them. Montag believes that he understands his world better than anyone but when he meets…

    • 854 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The science fiction book, Fahrenheit 451, by author Ray Bradbury does a good job of describing the modern society. He also could be predicting what the future could be like. There are many aspects of the world that are similar and different to modern day society, some similar things include technology addictions, and the amount of suicides, a differing example is how the societies view war. To begin with, present day society is becoming more and more technologically advanced, and therefore…

    • 393 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    “A Nation of Vidiots” is a synopsis of the growing consumption of televised programming within the United States and throughout the rest of the world. Jeffrey Sachs is the author of this writing; and in the writing the author goes into not only the consumption of television, but also the issues that said consumption is causing. Jeffrey Sachs states in this writing “in the 1950’s, fewer that 8% of American households owned a TV, but by 1960, 90% of homes had one” (441). Sachs talks about the fact…

    • 818 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50