any of you
believe watching TV is a harmless, entertaining activity worthy
of your attention, but the video below will give you some
eye-opening things to consider.
In just under four minutes you’ll learn why television is
essentially a platform for elite advertisers to peddle their
wares, and how the steady stream of images could be making your
life in reality seem dull and slow in comparison.
If you watch TV, you owe it to yourself to watch this video.
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newsletter readers know that I am no fan of television, but
I am obviously in the minority here in the United States.
The average American watches
nearly FIVE HOURS of TV a day. This is more than the
amount of time I spend in front of a TV in a month, and more
than 90 percent of my TV time is spent watching health
videos I need to review.
Imagine what you could do if you cut out TV and suddenly had
five extra hours in your day to do something productive,
good for yourself (exercise!), creative... or maybe simply
Beyond the time it takes up, though, is the very real impact
it has on your brain. As the video alludes, TV is one of the
powerful brainwashing devices there is.
Every year between the food industry and drug companies well
over $50 billion is spent on marketing messages to U.S.
consumers to influence their food and medication choices.
The majority (75 percent) of commercial network television
time is paid for by the 100 largest corporations in North
America. Some of these companies even have budgets in the
billions, and not surprisingly these budgets have the power
to influence TV producers to create television that suits
And, frequently, these agendas are not aligned with your
If you do choose to watch TV, even the
network news, you must constantly ask yourself who is
trying to “sell” you something. But be warned, these
corporations are spending large amounts of money to seduce
you, so even the most conscious person may not be immune to
TV itself is not intrinsically evil, and there clearly are
many great shows out there, but the KEY is to NEVER watch
the commercials. So if you have a TiVO or only watch DVDs
you will radically reduce the media’s influence over you. I
have been doing this for the last 15 years, and it is one of
the reasons why I have been able to get so much done.
I simply do not waste time in front of the TV. As I said
earlier, I probably watch less than five hours of
non-commercial TV or DVDs per MONTH; typically an hour once
a week provides enough passive entertainment for me.
for Yourself, Turn Off Your TV for Your Kids
As an adult, it’s up to you to decide how much time you want
to spend in front of your TV (if any), but if you have kids
I suggest you set a good example and dramatically limit it.
A growing number of experts agree that allowing children
under the age of three to watch television can
impair their linguistic and social development, and also
put them at risk of health problems including
attention-deficit disorder, autism, and obesity.
Older kids are also at risk from watching TV. Too much time
in front of the tube may:
news is that one study found a great majority of parents --
72 percent -- are worried about their kids' exposure to the
However, only 23 percent actually took the step of
restricting their kids’ TV and video game time.
Although giving up or limiting TV may seem like a drastic
step, I suspect that once you do it you will be thrilled by
the new activities you and your family will begin to take
part in… and I doubt you will ever look back!
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