Every day countless Americans spend some of their time watching television. There are many people who complain about the amount of time children spend in front of the TV, whether they are watching a movie, playing a videogame, or watching a television show. People complain about this, and yet they keep providing us with new technology which allows us to spend more time watching TV.
There are some Americans who spend so much time in front of the TV that they neglect their responsibilities. There are some students who do their homework while watching television, which results in them not doing as well on their homework because they were distracted and concentrating more on the TV than on their homework. Some of these students do not complete their homework at all because they were distracted, and put if off until the next day which causes them to rush to finish their homework on time. There are also some children who would rather spend their day sitting on the couch watching TV, than playing outside or spending time with their friends. Because of this, many kids are sitting in front of the TV, eating snacks, and not getting the exercise they need, which contributes to the obesity problem in America. These are all results of the allure of television, which people continually complain about.
Children also grow up watching cartoons and other popular children’s shows which introduces them to the idea of watching TV at an early age. Instead of constantly being outside, playing games with friends, or reading a book, they prefer to watch TV because they have grown up with the stimulation of television. If a parent doesn’t want their child watching so much TV, they should limit the amount of time their child spends watching TV at a young age so that when they are older they aren’t so dependent on the TV. They will realize that there are other, more entertaining, things they could do, and responsibilities that come first. Parents who complain about children spending too much time in front of the TV should also stop providing their children with new games, movies, and devices.
People complain about these things, but they continue to provide us with new ways to watch TV. With the technology we have today, there are numerous ways in which we can watch movies and television. A person can watch TV on their computer, laptop, iPods, and even on come cell phones. There are also portable DVD players and DVD players in some cars so that people can watch movies while they are traveling. With all this technology, how do people expect us not to use it?
With all this new technology around us, it is very easy to become distracted. Although it is not right for a person to neglect their responsibilities because of this technology, it all makes preparing a presentation, writing a paper, or completing a project seem extremely boring. Because we have grown up with all this technology surrounding us, it gives us the idea that we have to have the next best thing.
People complain about the amount of time children spend playing videogames, watching movies, and watching TV. Some people do spend too much time watching TV and in turn they neglect their responsibilities, but more technology keeps being made available which causes even more distractions and even more ways for people to watch TV. With so much of this technology around us that allows us to watch TV, whether it is on a computer, on a laptop, on a cell phone, on an iPod, or in the car, it is difficult for the American people who always want the next best thing to be entertained with anything less.