Television – A friend, partner or an enemy?

24 Jun

English: A child watching TV.

I still remember in the mid of 80’s , when I was a kid, I was much thrilled to watch new TV set’s been placed in my neighboring houses. Oliyum oliyum, Ramayanam, Heman, mahabaratham were one of the major weekend programs I watched as one among the crowd, gathered in my friends house. It was an amazing experience for just two days in a week and just for an hour; we all together clapped, laughed and commented about the episodes. It’s true that we eagerly long waited, watched and enjoyed.

But these days I feel the same TV set became a nightmare for some of us, I felt it sucks our time and wastes our energy. It introduced itself as a friend to us, then came closer as a partner and to some even as an enemy . Now I wish…….. Not to divorce, but to shake hand with it as who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.

It might be a companion for the old aged people. What to do? We can’t blame them too. There are no choice for them, none to talk with them in this fast moving world.Atleast we can try and spend time with them instead of blaming. But as for the working class people like us, we are able to be with the family only for a few hours as rest goes in sleep. Even with the limited hours in hand, we offer most of it before the set. This is the point where we need to think.

As parents, we are the role models for our children. Unknowingly we ourselves spoil them. Nothing to blame them after they got addicted. Whom to blame as when  we ourselves were addicted to it .What I feel the worst part in this is, I cant digest some criminal minded characters shown on TV serials. Their master plans, speech and activity corrupt the minds of all the generations from kids to the old age.

I won’t say that watching TV is totally a waste of time. We know that TV already deserves its own good part. But it’s also true that it sucks our time. I wish, we need to sense the taste of our food, wants to play with our kids and spends time with the family.

Be choosey on what you watch, and think while doing so whether it’s right to see the program rather than its worth on watching . our taste in unworthy  episodes can spoil the children directly without our consciousness. It is up to us now, to think about it, and make the choice. For someone, life might already  been ruined by some other factors.Are we going to allow a tiny machine as one among those factors and to conquer us anymore? Think about it.

Article By,

Rajesh kumar R


Posted by on June 24, 2011 in Articles


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6 responses to “Television – A friend, partner or an enemy?

  1. VG

    June 24, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Good article rajesh.. You are 100 cent true. We need to be a role model for childrens and spend time with old aged people in our busy schedule..



  2. rrajeshkumar

    June 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks da..yes its true


  3. rajisRajalakshmi

    July 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I really apreciate the content of the article. Really painful when you hear the cursing dialogues just at the right time of evening 6 – 8. In all the serials ladies are trained to curse the people well and just at that time only office goers are entering the house after a tiring day. we also understand the old people that they can’t do anything but to watch TV. But they can also think what to see. Even they can participate with the youngsters activities. It is just an idiot box if it is used for watching only serials.


  4. AADHY

    August 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    its a good article but you need to add a point that
    Small children get to initate the actions


  5. Rajesh Kumar Ragunathan

    August 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Well said Aadhy.i agree what you say.Thanks for comments dear!



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