TV or not TV that is the question , that is the question every parent should ask , these days the absolute trash that is passed off as TV is beyond belief. years ago Tv was a fun way to relax and to entertain the kids when you were too busy or they were bored . Look at what is passed off as ok for kids to watch nowadays is pathetic in the extreme all they seem to be being taught now is it is quite ok to lie if it suits you , it is also ok to cheat if that suits you too , and if you look at the adverts today they say the same also it is quite ok to steal , just make the add a bit funny and the mere fact of the matter that it is telling you it is ok to do all these things means nothing. There used to be an advertising standards board but obviously that is now no longer in operation or has been watered down so much it may as well be shut down as it is no longer any use.
TV has been infiltrated by so many ” let’s make money off suckers ” companies that almost all the ads now are either mushy and pandering to people’s self image or right out telling you it’s ok to steal, cheat etc. Gone are the days of it just being a nice simple way of entertainment , there is not a channel on the TV now that is now just all about making money , they have long since sold the general public out for the big $$$$ as it suits their purpose better money is all that counts. As in most things money is all that matters and the TV stations now have become so attuned to making money even what used to be a good source of entertainment now most of the time is not even worth switching on . Some , no, make that all the commercial free to air stations are now not even remotely entertaining , 1 morning show I used to watch all the time now I just turn off , I timed it once, in 1 hour you got exactly 15 mins of actual program content the rest was advertising so why would you bother watching ? Watched it again the other week to see if anything has changed , nope still the same beats me, why would anyone want to just sit watching ads ? Makes absolutely no sense and never will to me .
Once upon a time too if you decided you had , had enough of all the advertising you could invest in pay TV that would mean you got little or no ads and it was worth the bit extra so you could have proper content without all the ads . Now it’s almost as bad as free to air , the only difference now is that if you love sport, nature or any other specific thing it can all only be found on pay TV so long gone are the no ads policy and the best of things you originally got the pay TV for you still got but you also now still get the ads , the big money wins again not the subscriber . They con you in with all these so called extras but in the long run it is all just blackmail if you want to see the things that free to air now can no longer screen because they do not have the $$$ needed to get them. Seems to me none of the TV stations free to air or not have no control over the greed that runs them and even the governments own channels in whatever country are the same and most seem to be run by lefty’s who are controlled by the unions so are equally as bad.
So as I said the days of the nice relaxing programs , the funny and innocent and more simple ads have long since gone all have been commercialized to the Nth degree as big corporations take over yet another facet of our lives so they can control what we can and cannot see if we pay extra or not . Innocence in yet 1 more thing has been wiped away in something that used to be a lot of fun . Just as the mobile phone has been ruined by all the stuff they have now added to them it is the same with our TV and once again we had no say it was done while we were distracted by all the new flashy stuff. Once again we did not see that sometimes less is more , we really did not need all the additions to the phones nor did we to our TV but it all has happened anyway . Unless we can find a way to ” un-do ” a lot of these so called extra features we just ” had to have ” we are still being controlled and will be if we cannot stop the rot , not likely to happen though is it ?
So the question To TV or not to TV as far as I am concerned has been answered , turn it off and try to find something more productive to do , and yes I do know that it is about all some people have to keep them sane I am 1 of them as I spend hours alone all the time and others live alone , but I sometimes still think we should turn it off and I have even started doing this myself , and I used to love watching it but not anywhere near as much as I used to that is for sure . Thankfully I at least love reading so that helps but not everyone does so that does not help , just wish there was a way . I was going to say something about these so called ” Reality shows ” but made myself sick almost , have never seen such utter garbage in my life yet people watch it by the thousands and I am stunned by that they are trash in the extreme * shakes head * tries not to be sick *
By the time you’re finished reading this, it’s too late to find out that there’s nothing interesting in this status. What did you expect? I wrote it.
When I get sound advice from my husband it’s usually 99% sound, 1% advice.