TV has been a familiar attribute of human life for many decades. It is difficult to find an apartment that does not have a television receiver. However, he has both ardent supporters and equally ardent opponents.
The inventor of the TV, Russian engineer Vladimir Zvorykin, conceived it as a technical device designed to promote human development. Nevertheless, over time, he was forced to admit that his invention serves very little to education, most television programs are of an entertainment nature. Perhaps that is why there was no TV in the house of Zvorykin himself.
When people say that TV is harmful, they usually mean two factors: harm to physical health and negative consequences for the human psyche. Physical harm is associated with harmful radiation from the kinescope and the sedentary lifestyle of a person who spends his free time in front of the TV.
Since televisions with a cathode-ray tube are gradually becoming a thing of the past, supplanted by models with liquid crystal and plasma screens, the main negative factors of the impact of television on a person's physical health are physical inactivity and increased stress on vision. That is why it is not recommended to watch TV more than 2-3 hours a day. This requires sufficient physical mobility.
Much more dangerous should be recognized the impact on the psyche, exerted by television programs. Modern rating television indulges the lowest human instincts, so most television programs are of very low quality and not only do not help human education, which Zvorykin dreamed of, but on the contrary, contribute to personality degradation.
This is why many people give up traditional television altogether. They do not want to watch what will be put into the program, preferring to see what really interests them. The Internet is of great help in this, where you can find a huge number of interesting programs and good films.
By refusing to be part of a society that consumes films and TV programs stuffed with advertising, such people go against the values of mass consumer culture imposed on them. Having stopped watching zombie television programs, they can devote more time to their loved ones, read good books, relax in nature, and do something interesting.
Of course, you don't have to give up TV altogether. You just need to watch specific interesting and useful TV shows and films, while the main criterion is their cognition, the ability to learn something new. Freed from television slavery, a person begins to live a more fulfilling and fulfilling life. It is especially important to accustom children to such a life, explaining to them what harm and what benefit a TV installed in the room can bring.