There are some wonderful shows on Frog TV. We have educational shows, documentaries, historical programs, and many great movies; but there are also lots of really bad shows that dull the mind and senses. Most of reality TV falls into that category. This is just my opinion, of course, but it seems to me as if these shows are meant to insult our intelligence and keep us stupid. Even some of the news programs spoon feed their audience with views on how to think and see the world around them. TV colors every aspect of life today. Kids, especially, seem to get sucked into the TV-watching syndrome at an early age. Parents often use the TV as a baby-sitter while they do there work and chores around the house. My litle brother, Quigley, whines and cries to watch all the shows his school friends watch. Thank goodness my mom hasn't yet given in. She just smiles and sends him out to swim with his friends. When he returns, he's got lots of funny stories about what they saw and did. He wouldn't have gotten the exercise, or had the adventures, if mom had let him watch the TV. And Quigley doesn't miss it. He's had too much fun.
There are so many wonderful things to do everyday...reality far exceeds reality TV. There are sports to play, museums to visit, crafts to make, books to read, music to listen to. The list goes on and on. I think it's important to keep TV, like everything else, in perspective. It is meant to entertain us and, sometimes, to educate us. But I don't believe it was invented to be our ONLY form of entertainment and education.
How about taking some time out from watching the "boob-tube" today and spend a little time in nature? Or start learning a new language. There's never been a better time. Perhaps try out a new recipe for dinner. There are so many fun and uplifting ways to spend your free time. I'd hate to see you become a victim of TV-itis. It can be addictive. But it is also something that's pretty easy to get over.
Normally, I try not to get too preachy in my blogs but this is someting that I feel very strongly about. If I've stepped on your toes, I apologize. All I ask is that you make wise decisions regarding your viewing habits. Make the same kind of healthy decisions you do when shopping for food. You might pick up a treat or two every week, but you wouldn't fill up your whole shopping basket with just those. Right? So why do the same thing with TV? Pick a few entertain shows to watch each week and, hopefully, some of them will be educational as well. Then, turn off the TV and enjoy your own reality. I think you'll find that it's really more fun than anythng you'll see on any network show. And guess what? You are the star!
Thanks for reading.