Television in Our life
Television now plays an
important role in our life. It is difficult to say if it is good or bad for us.
It is clear, that television has advantages and disadvantages.
But are there more advantages
than disadvantages? In the first place, television is an entertainment. But it
is not only a convenient entertainment. For a family of three, four or five,
for example, it is more convenient and less expensive to sit comfortably at
home than to go out to find entertainment in other places. They don't have to
pay for expensive seats at the theatre or cinema. They turn on the TV-set and
can watch interesting films, concerts, football matches.
But some people think that
it's bad to watch TV. Those who watch TV need do nothing. We are passive when
we watch TV. Television shows us many interesting programmes. But again there
is a disadvantage here: we watch TV every evening, and it begins to dominate
My friend told me that when
his TV-set broke down, he and his family found that they had more time to do
things and to talk to each other. There are other arguments for and against
Very often the programmes are
bad. Sometimes they show too much violence in films and news programmes. There
is also too much pop music and ads. Ads on the whole are convenient for
grown-ups. But is it good for children to watch all those ads where they show
all kinds of underwear and what not?