How would our life be without television? For us, a television is a medium of entertainment.
Having said that, we have many other electronic entertainment sources these days.
We have smartphones, tablets to play the smart apps, social networking sites, internet, YouTube, which help us connect with people, inform us about Global events and entertain us simultaneously. So, does that mean a life without television won’t be much different? Although television has a few drawbacks, it works as a very affordable mean of spreading the global news at the same time.
Life Without Television:
I think television has both advantages and disadvantages. If it becomes a reason of addiction, it is bad for us. Some people are so addicted to the daily TV soaps that they can give up many of the life priorities because of that. For them, life without television is just a disaster. Our life was not so much dependant on the television earlier. Because there was only one broadcaster – Doordarshan, in the beginning. But now, there are dozens of them and so the number of TV programs.
The variations of television programs have increased for sure, but, that has equally increased our dependence on the electronic system. Life without television means there will be no late night shows. So, the habit of watching late night television soaps will also disappear. From this perspective, life without television seems better.
The Good and the Bad:
So the good thing about life without television is that we will be more connected to our surrounding circle. The time spent on television will reduce. On the other hand, television works as a huge source of information when it comes to sharing international news. I know we can get a lot of information from other sources like the internet, but the older generation is not much friendly with it. Our parents, or grandparents are not habitual of using the internet. For them, television is the only source they are comfortable with. This is why, the life without television will be difficult for them.
However, television can have a very bad influence on teenagers at times. Most teenagers have a tendency to follow the newest trends without realizing the possible consequences associated with it. They get to know about the complex life situations from television, but don’t realize the significance or meaning of them. Taking random decisions based on anything they see or get to know the first time is not ideally good. This is why, sometimes it seems life without television is good.
In the end, it’s you who are going to decide how you want to use a television. It’s not true that television will only have a bad effect on our life. There are many channels which broadcast excellent educational programs. They can help students learn many beneficial things in an easy to understand way. You just have to know how to use television for your benefits. Your life control should be on your hand, not on an electronic machine. This is why, it’s not necessarily true that life without television will be good.