RE: advantages and disadvantages of watching TV page 10
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TV share equal importance in urban life and in rural life too. It is also accepted that Television has both advantages and disadvantages and for one it is very difficult to decide what to watch and what to leave, and sometimes we want to watch everything but could not be done such like that. It is obvious; television is the major source of information. TV communicates with people as their friends, as the characters on TV are doing direct conservations with the people who are watching them outside. Watching has become a habit for people. Obviously it does not give an impression of loneliness and do not let people bore when they have nothing to do. Daily a large number of people listen and watch a news programme that provides them with the essential information. TV has become a reliable source to believe about world happenings without any doubt.
TV provides a great supply of entertainment. It offers the viewer to take them on trip along with the programme and let them relax while they watch the show sitting on their sofas. This is also a comfort, that people visit many places while watching TV shows. Everybody knows TV alone cannot run itself. It requires the help of advertisement. Advertisement is making people brand conscious. It creates awareness among masses that what to buy, which one is better than other, what are the trends prevailing nowadays. Most of the time people know the weaknesses of the product but they are compelled to buy because of the cosmetic value of the product.
There are many disadvantages of watching TV. It is harmful to stay in front of the TV for a long time. It hurts the viewers’ eyes and health. Lying on bed for a long time or keep a positioning without movement may harm our health. It is considered as over relaxing which makes people lazy as said by the doctors.TV has made the people crazy that can be said as addiction. Children do not miss their favourite cartoons or shows and no matter if their school works are missed. Housewives forget their kitchen work while watching their favourite shows. Many a girls prefer their celebrity shows over any party. Similarly boys miss their classes for the sake of football or cricket match, which is telecasting live on TV. TV can also cause anxiety among public. It makes people inactive, indeed we know the disadvantages but still we love to watch TV.
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Thus, while sitting in our homes, we can watch all kinds of programmes which are televised. Many educative and informative programmes can also be shown on the television which are of great help to the students and the masses. Television is especially very majority of the people are illiterate and live in the villages. The people can be imparted much information and education through the television programmes. Television is a way on improvement on the radio set, because now we can see the face of the speaker, whereas on the radio we could only here the voice of the speaker and could not see his face.
Now, there is no need of going to a cinema house to see the pictures. One can enjoy the films while sitting at one's own house, among the members of the family. Many dramas can also be shown on the television. Through folks, delivered by the eminent scholars the people can be informed about the latest happenings and the current problems. The politicians, scientists, social workers and other eminent persons can talk to the people directly through the medium of television. Thus the benefits of television are numerous. People can hear the point of view of all eminent persons, which can greatly help them in forming their opinions. They can gain a huge fund of information regarding, science, political and social problems.
Television can also help in removing the social and political evils from the society. It can highlight the evils of casteism dowry, drinking, gambling etc and help in their removal. Similarly the government programmes like family planning, afforestation, adult education and cleanliness of the cities can also be propagated through the medium of television very successfully.
The television can also play a very important part in educating the people regarding the corruption, prevailing in the social and political spheres. The people can be taught not to give or take bribes. They can also be advised to help the government in curbing blackmarketing, smuggling, hoarding etc. During the time of election the results of the successful candidates can also be announced through the television. The V.I.Ps like the President, the Prime Minister, etc can also keep a direct contact with the people by addressing them on television.
Of course, with its advantages the television also has certain disadvantages. If a person spends too much time in watching television every day, then he will become lazy and shirk work. He would like to sit idle and waste his time. If one sees pictures from a close distance on the television set, it affects the eye-sight. It is thus very risky for the small children who always sit very close to the television set. The students also get the bad habit of seeing films on the television. During the television time the students do not pay any attention to their studies which will affect their educational career. The use of television set also increases the electricity bill greatly.
The possession of television is also a nuisance, because even if one doesn't want to watch it, there are always guests and children of the neighbours who will crowd your house. The situation becomes quite delicate as you cannot say 'no' to your friends or neighbours, especially on the days when the 'Chitrahaar' programme or Sunday film is being shown. Its repair is very costly and a man with ordinary means may not be able to afford it. It is just like a while elephant for him.
Inspite of all these disadvantages, the advantages are definitely more and the disadvantages are out-weighted. In the field of education and entertainment its vast importance cannot be denied. Of course, the Government should also show purposeful and good programmes on the television to increase its utility. The cost of the television sets should also be reduced so that even ordinary persons can afford to purchase them.
Santosh Kumar T
I've only done the first paragraph. You said you were going to write about the disadvantages at the end of it but you kept writing about the advantages. Maybe you should start the second paragraph with:
The advantages of watching TV are obvious.........
Carry on writing till you've talked about all the advantages then start another paragraph with:
Although the benifits of watching TV are considerable, it is imperetive that we give some thought to the disadvatages...............
Then the conclusion:
Watching television can be an educational and entertaining experience but if taken to extremes, as with anything, it can also be very harmful. So to conclude, I think television is a useful and important part of our lives and it is guaranteed to stay that way for a long time as it keeps us connected to the world around us.
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Another advantage of watching movies online is being able to search among the huge database of movies and look around while browsing the concerned websites. This gives the user an opportunity to browse the movies according to his choice, needs and taste. And also gives him a chance to come across similar movies of his style.
Although these reasons are good enough to convince any internet user and to make him watch movies online, the most important reason that makes this method a winner is that these movies are often offered for free. There are many websites that allow users to download complete movies without asking for a single penny. Also, there is no compromise with the audio or video quality and sometimes even the most recent releases are available for download.
Earlier, some people preferred buying CDs or DVDs from the market, but even that scenario has become old now. People do not want to spend money on expensive DVDs; rather they would like to watch online movies by visiting the websites that provide online streaming facilities. Also this removes the probable trouble of keeping the disks safe from scratches or suffering from stuck CDs or bad prints.
But there are certain disadvantages also, if you want to watch movies online. First of all, the website that you are using may not be trustworthy and might be used to hack your system or to get your personal information. This is why some individuals fear to watch movies online. But this problem can be dealt with by using only trusted websites and downloading movies legally. One should never get befooled by the flashy advertisements, rather one should first check the authenticity of the concerned website and then decide whether to use it or not.
Another disadvantage for people who like to watch free movies online is that when they download movies, it may take a long amount of time. Again this can be cured by using internet connections that provide good download speed. Choosing a costlier plan for your internet would still save your money as you will be able to download the latest movies on your computer in very less time.
Thus there are both disadvantages as well as advantages of watching movies online, but if one can use internet the right way then advantages will certainly outnumber the disadvantages or rather make them minimal.
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