TV is not only a convenient and cheap service of entertainment, but also a splendid massmedium of communication. People only have to pay once to buy a TV set, then they can sitat home enjoying the items on TV. All they have to do is to pus a button or turn a knob, andthey can see plays, films, operas and shows of every kind. T V keeps us well informed aboutthe current events at home and abroad and the latest development in science and technology. The most distant countries and the strangest customs are brought right into our room. On TVeverything is much more living and much more real. As a matter of fact, it has become so mucha part of human life that a modern world without television is unimaginable. Some people evensay that life without television is not worth living.
Some people argue against TV. They think that TV viewers need do nothing. The viewer doesnot even have to use his legs if he has a remote control. Many people are glued to seats tolook at the movements on TV. They become so dependent on its pictures that it begins tocontrol their lives. As a result, TV is taking up too much of a person's life and making him lazy, not to mention its harmful influence upon him, such as the items of violence and pornographyon television.
On the whole, there are more advantages than disadvantages in the use of TV. Different peoplemay have different attitudes toward TV. But we must realize that television in itself is neithergood nor bad. Its value to people and society depends on how we look at it.