What if we turn off the TV for a day once every week?
Naila Fadhilah Fithriah
XII IPA 7
LM ING 1
In this cyber and technology era, television has been known as the most common and one of the easiest source of media. Even if we don’t have any at home, we can accidentally come by one of them in the restaurant we visited, the huge public TV at the park, or even at the school for the modern teaching essential. A Television is a telecommunication medium used by people these days to access the news, watch some sport games, provider of fun and easy entertainment to accompany you when you decided to have some leisure, to be your gladly inseparable friend while you go couch-potato-ing, or even only to kill some time. Television has channels, and every channels has a lot of purpose and each of it conducted in every television programs. There is also worldwide accessible channels, locals, or even some private ones. There are kid channels, sport channels, music channels, news channels, cooking channels, and many more. There are truly lots of benefit from television, as we would not miss any news, could watch every sports game without having to attend the game on the spot, or to watch movies without having to go to the cinema.
While having it does have a lot of advantages, I must say, television had caused even more social downfall. It had caused a huge gap between generations, and even worse, the lack of communication between families. As you know, television has started to go public and popular between the 80s-90s. We see TV as something essential, while our parents see them only as one of the invention of technology development, and they have lived more than TVs does. Thus, 90s and above generations are more likely to get addicted to TV more than our parents. Well, I must say that's not everything about TV is bad for you. Today's programs such as study or research documentary may be good to increase our knowledge in some specific contents such as oceanography documentary, and to set an example, channels like discovery channel, national geographic, and some news programs on TVone (the local one) is actually good for you and I also like to watch them. In spite of the light side of watching TV, TV programs not always are educational worthy and especially in Indonesia there would be more likely to show some soap drama or celebrity issues and gossip news which is very bad for our children. This is surely be a major worries for our parents, to see us, their children to live with TV every day. That’s why, siding with every parents on the whole wide world, I would say that it is a good idea to turn off TV every once in a week. Here, I will give you some noticeable reasons why we have to get off from TVs, or even better, the whole technologies, at least a day in a week. First, to be more productive and make use of your time to the fullest. It is undeniable that TV does make us tend to be lazier, and it could also be a cause to obesity and decreasing eye sight to some children who are addicted to watching TV for a daily dose.
Therefore, turning off the TV once every week will be so much helping in the communication between family members. When we turn off the TV, we will be more likely to talk to each other, catching up of each other life. That way, our parents are going to know us a lot better, and they will understand us better, and that will minimize the arguments and fights. You can also use your spare time to do something productive, like to build up your hobbies, whether it is drawing, cooking, knitting, or to work up your stamina and durability by going out for a jog or a run. It would also increase your health, after some weekly scheduled sport to replace the TV time, you will definitely feel that you have become much healthier, I can guarantee that. Or, if you’re in the senior years of your school life, you can use the time to study the subjects you are lacking. There is absolutely no harm to turn off the TV once, or even a couple of times in a week, and that will also makes you value your time more, you will tend to be more likely to watch only the shows you really need/want, and not watching the one which is bad for you. Or you can also use the time to watch the TV to watch something with the whole family, isn't that great?
The conclusion of all of these whole writing is, please consider it well to turn off the TV every once in a week. I can make sure that it will definitely not bring any loss to your time, instead, you will be more likely to socialize, working up on something you have been dying to do—but you don’t have any time, be more productive with your hobbies/study, or to just simply appreciate life in the meantime. Also, you have 7 days every week, if you are truly dying to watch the TV, you still have another 6 days or less to watch the TV. Therefore, let’s turn off the TV once in every week~!