Last updated: Oct 06, 2019
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book. ” – Groucho Marx
I am a fan of Hollywood movies. I don’t remember how many of them have I watched till date.
(The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Bourne Trilogy are some of my favourites).
In many Hollywood movies, I noticed a pattern. The moment the actor enters the house, he turns on the TV as if it was the most important thing to do. And the TV stays turned on during the entire shot – running in the background.
Are You Watching Too Much TV? Why?
The reason why TVs get switched on? “Let see what’s new on TV.”
There’s nothing new, dude!
It’s the same old bullshit – corrupt politicians, below average performance by bureaucrats, and TV channels selling stupid stuff.
“This new revolutionary product can help you lose belly fat in just 30 days. No diet, no medicine, no exercise. Just drink 1 cup of this miracle drink every day, and the fat will melt away like butter (yeah, right). It’s so brilliant that most of the people don’t even believe us. If you want to lose fat while watching TV and munching on popcorn and sipping sodas, you have to have this product. Call XXXXXXXXXX right now. Hurry! this offer is for a limited period only.”
I thought only westerners watch too much TV. But then I noticed that Indian homes were no different – they were also catching up.
Majority of Indians watch TV as long as they are in their living rooms. I noticed many of my friends keep the TV on for hours and hours.
It pisses me off when people talk to somebody with their eyes fixed on the screen. Looking at a screen in the middle of a conversation with someone is insulting.
It happened once.
A friend invited me over for dinner.