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R U hooked on Television or Internet?

When I am doing something I like like writing a post for one site or another, and listening to a YouTube song or educational video, I get up and walk by the television set, Wendy Williams show is running, and I walk right past it without even paying it a second thought.

But since my wife enjoys it more than I do, I realize she would be happier herself if she had something more interesting to watch. For that reason, I need to get her hooked on the internet.

Just kidding. She already enjoys those home make-overs that Hulu has to offer.

But thinking of television as a drug is a good thing, because drugs need to be taken in smaller doses, or not at all. I know current television is boring. I know this because it wasn't always so.

I also am grateful for the internet, although to some who walk and text 24/7, it is like the Opium of the masses, a highly addictive drug. I use it to watch YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon Prime videos and to read articles, comment on them and write a few of my own.

If you abuse either of these 2 information or entertainment sources like a drug, you might be doing so for the wrong reason and not even realizing you have in fact a real life addiction to either of them or both.

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MegL wrote on November 10, 2017, 1:52 PM

Yes, you are quite right. The internet, TV and video games are all addicting.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 10, 2017, 3:29 PM

Yep. They can drain you both emotionally and keep you inactive for long periods of time, ending in poor health from passive activity.

VinceSummers wrote on November 10, 2017, 9:47 PM

Funny you use that word, Anthony. I've always been a bit of a purist when it comes to words -- not that I am expert -- by no means. I'm not. But as you know, words undergo change in meaning. Some suddenly and for poor reason, others very slowly because Society changes, for the most part, slowly. Decades do pass, however, and words do change accordingly. One word I'm not liking to change, but to me is undergoing change, is "addicted". It's being used more and more in connection with simple desire. Now I don't know to what extent it can be said Internet or TV are addicting. I won't deny it is somewhere in the spectrum between desire and something quite difficult to give up. Just where it is, I'm at a loss to say. I just wish the word addicting wasn't the quick fix word for so many things...