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How does Watching Too Much T.v. Make Someone Dumb?

Isn't T.V. meant to educate us. By the way, does excessive listening to radio makes someone dumb?

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Perished? I doubt that. You would find that you can adjust to the change.

When I went to live with my guardian for two years after secondary school, I only have the benefit of watching tv 2hour a week! That is no joke. And we watch it on saturday nights only. And through that period, I don't know what Nigerian tv stations look like as we only watch video.

The next two years, I was in school. Again, NO TV throughout not even video. By then, I have adjused so when I actually came in contact with tv, it look like a useless box. Till day, except football and news and occasional movie, I am out. It won't kill you, iice, it would make you closer to your hubby and possibly nairaland.

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But before 2020, we should be up and doing. The children and adults to be raised between now and then would need protection. So my suggestion is that tv programmes should be suspended till we realize Vision 2020 so that we can have a cleaner beginning.

Somehow, the damage had been done already.

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Yeah DBD, It means Deaf Blind, and Dumb viewer.

There is hope. But I doubt if the proponent of Vision 2020 would be alive then. Abacha initiated vision 2015 and we all know that he is still pursuing the dream with a vigour.

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Almondjoy,

that is why we are giant in everything. I hope something would be done in year 2020. That is the year every silly potitician want Nigeria to be better.

Iice,

you aint a DBD viewer then. You are smart.

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It makes you to spend less time using your own brain and developing yourself.

Because we spend more time on watching tv entertainig ourselves.

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No wonder Nigeria is the way it is. When I visited recently, I could not consistently watch any of the programmes because of poor audio/visuals. African Magic was monotonous and even the politcal commentaries were trite. Like you said, I had to stick to DVDs I brought with me or listen to music. I can imagine what kinds of things the children are watching then.

Nigeria is truly a great nation. Breeding ground for the intellectually unmotivated. A shame.

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Seriously, I don't know of any. I stopped watching tv long ago. I mean Nigerian tv except for news. That is why tv is permanently on Channels Tv. And CNN. A lady came visiting me on new year and was surprised at my choice of channels. I don't choose for my guests. But once they are out, I switch it back to news channels or science programme.

Talking of educationally tv on Nigerian TV, I know none o. Maybe KALI and TAWA would do. Seriously, Papa Ajasco and Super Story is what I heard from people. No single science programme. I think there is nothing worth mentioning. But if you ask me to mention entertainment, ha, we get them abundantly. Sound city, Nigerzie, Music Africa, that one run for about six hours daily and nightly. Too numerous to mention. People don't watch them anyway. Home video, internet, and mp3 is taking over.

God helps the up and coming youths.

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Let me clarify what DEAF BLIND AND DUMB viewers mean. They watch films like papa Ajasco, the only they see is mama Ajasco bumbum and papa Ajasco and Pa james baldness; they only thing they hear are those word that incited laughter. And the only thing they talk about are the useless comedy from the film. Maybe a sentence or two. That is actually funny.

They would NEVER see, hear, or talk about the glaring moral the film is projecting.

Ask any DBD (Deaf, Blind and Dumb) viewer what he saw after a major TV programme and you will sorry for the producers.

Let me give you an example from personal experience. Whenever Abacha deliver a national broadcast the only thing I remember is a LARGE GOOGLE and a dark man sitting behind it.

When I watch "INSIDE OUT" with Agatha, I sees people arguing for the sake of argument. That is examples of DBD viewers.

For adult, it is manageable. For children, it is a serious disease that can only be cured by taking the tv away from home. Unfortunately, when ht come to TV, some adult are in fact children with chronic infection.

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like others said, it all depends on what u watch and how long u watch tv, channels like discovery and national geographic are very educative and take u well ahead of ur peers, make u sharp instead, but if u're talking about silver bird and the likes that spend 6hrs out of 24 showing music africa, then i will understand the level of dumbness.

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all you 'male-men' here: TOASTING IS NOT ALLOWED: STICK TO THE TOPIC

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Watching African Majic is a key to permanent dumbness

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Easybaby,

deaf and dumb viewers? You forgot to add blind viewers. They are plenty. The look but see nothing. Listen but hear nothing. Lol

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what truly scares me about TV is the way it can impart the most ridiculous values - the pursuit of the material - you can only be happy if you keep on accumulating the latest consumer goods( incidentally on credit. . .)and those rap videos, which had us all doing the sagging pants, hos and biatches thing back in the day. . .

no offense intended (o the ladies)- the nature of tv has always been a subject of debate between me and the women in my life( madam, my sis, my mum) i have always stated that there is nothing like tv to derail you from your objectives - and 90% of the time with no true gain!

i used to resent the hell out of my dada as a kid for all the tv restrictins he imposed. but watching an old episode of fresh prince the other day - i was thinking - what is this crap? and the same applies to 90% of the contemporary programs out there. 10 years from now, they will be crap, and you just might regret not spending the time used in watching them on more productive things.thank God for pirated DVD collections.

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Almondjoy,

stillwater,

you guys are right. But if you look at the TV channels today you would noticed that they keep smuggling useless adverts and programme into the midst of education programmes. And most of the education programmes on Nigerian airwaves are actually entertainment programmes on the outlook. Check them out.

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It depends on the kind of programmes and channels you watch that determines dumbness and how much time you spend infront of the TV. Channels like MTV have really got nothing to offer to the intellect.

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As for radio. That is a bit better in a way. You can easily control it. But it equally has similar effect as tv except that it is not as impactful as the tv.

Have you ever wonder why students with mp3 plugged 24hr to their ears were always attempting JAMB more than once? How many of such mp3 addicts has exceptional accademic record?

While I tries to avoid generalisation, the fact remains that tv and radios are being used more for entertaiment lately than education. They are becoming nuisance to the society.

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As for radio. That is a bit better in a way. You can easily control it. But it equally has similar effect as tv except that it is not as impactful as the tv.

Have you ever wonder why students with mp3 plugged 24hr to their ears were always attempting JAMB more than once? How many of such mp3 addicts has exceptional accademic record?

While I tries to avoid generalisation, the fact remains that tv and radios are being used more for entertaiment lately than education. They are becoming nuisance to the society.

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As for radio. That is a bit better in a way. You can easily control it. But it equally has similar effect as tv except that it is not as impactful as the tv.

Have you ever wonder why students with mp3 plugged 24hr to their ears were always attempting JAMB more than once? How many of such mp3 addicts has exceptional accademic record?

While I tries to avoid generalisation, the fact remains that tv and radios are being used more for entertaiment lately than education. They are becoming nuisance to the society.

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Not only will it dumb you down - but it doesn't tell the truth about the world.

T.V. is geared towards perserving the elite. It will RARELY tell truths and then only half-truths.

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Winnergal,

TV indeed makes people dumb. It may be thought to educate in conception but in reality, it actually entertains. Watching too much tv stiffle creativity and handicap reasoning faculty. Yet, I conceed that you can learn from tv. However, you may be surprised to find that much of what you learn are gabbages that are hard to disposed of.

Take a time to watch any of those channels with open mind, and you would find that their programmes offer so much rubbish. Except news, that is information, I don't see any positive impact of tv.

It would be of interest to note that, tv today had become commercial ventures. Therefore producer try to outwit one another by introducing hypnotic programmes that makes viewers stay glue to the station. The negative effect of this is that, you find out that you are addicted for no apparent reasons. This takes your quality time and blurs your creativity. This observation become dangerous when we consider the fact that it effect last longer than the duration spent in front of tv.

I think in my opinion, tv, when watched for too long outlive their usefulness and make people dumb.

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Winnergal,

TV indeed makes people dumb. It may be thought to educate in conception but in reality, it actually entertains. Watching too much tv stiffle creativity and handicap reasoning faculty. Yet, I conceed that you can learn from tv. However, you may be surprised to find that much of what you learn are gabbages that are hard to disposed of.

Take a time to watch any of those channels with open mind, and you would find that their programmes offer so much rubbish. Except news, that is information, I don't see any positive impact of tv.

It would be of interest to note that, tv today had become commercial ventures. Therefore producer try to outwit one another by introducing hypnotic programmes that makes viewers stay glue to the station. The negative effect of this is that, you find out that you are addicted for no apparent reasons. This takes your quality time and blurs your creativity. This observation become dangerous when we consider the fact that it effect last longer than the duration spent in front of tv.

I think in my opinion, tv, when watched for too long outlive their usefulness and make people dumb.

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