Cherry Terrero- Ortiz
It is safe to say that just about everyone has watched television at least once in their life. There is an equal amount of informative things as there are uninformative. To say that television makes you less intelligent is ridiculous and untrue. If your overall intelligence can be so easily affected by a 45 minute show then you should really question how smart you really are.
Although I agree with Dana Stevens point about the show 24 and its false representation of Muslims, not many people agree or believe a majority of things they see on TV anyway. Anybody who actually follows what is said on a television show wouldn’t be losing much intelligence because they clearly have a lack of it. I'm not saying this to offend anyone but TV shows are created to entertain people and show one side of something, it is up to the viewer to decide if they agree or disagree. Just because a show is suggesting that I think a certain way doesn’t mean I have to think like that.
Anytime you watch TV you are learning something, whether it’s a new medical term on the show House or a new species of bugs in the Discovery Channel or even the names of the celebrity dance pairs in DWTS. Of course your not going to learn how to find the square root of a number or learn about the hundreds of different psychology theories, that’s not what television is for. Television is supposed to be enjoyable and a distraction from our hectic life. When I was younger I used to watch a show called Ed, Edd & Eddy and my mom would always ask me why I watched the dumb show and what was I supposed to learn from it. Even at a young age I knew
that the show was silly and the things the three friends did was idiotic but that’s what I liked about it. When I would come home from school all I wanted was to be able to relax and enjoy myself and watch my pointless cartoons.
Being easily persuaded by anyone whether it’s an actually person you know or a person on TV...
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