Hey, everybody. Glad to have you back. This article speaks to those who watch Television. Is TV apart from your daily routine? For many it is. Close to 1/4 of the day is spent watching television by Americans. Watching Television is not cohesive to a positive life progression.
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Television is a distraction to what is important in life. To be better at applying your mind to do better, turn off your TV. Turning off your Television is the best thing you can do to regain control of your mind and lifestyle. To think otherwise only reduces the possibility of thinking freely.
Want to be successful, a better lifestyle, or be more likable? Maybe you want a better relationship, more money, harmony or more spirituality.
Whether your desires are materialistic or one of consciousness, “use your time wisely.” Time is fleeting. All you have is this moment.
The future may or may not come for you. Hence the phrase: “use your time wisely.” You do not have time to talk about your life be about it. Make all you do be about a better you. To be better, you take commitment. Which is time-consuming, how do you find the time? Turn off your Television.
A framework with assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a society is one definition of a paradigm.
As it stands what is considered the “norm” or the modeled lifestyle is something that is dictated to us subconsciously.
However, there is a new paradigm on the horizon -“freewill thinking.” I believe as a whole people want to exploit their self-awareness. Today people want their input to be a major factor in their life choices. Stepping out the box or a comfort zone is a challenge required for growth and discovering your life destiny.
Television Turn It Off
Everybody has a Television. As of Jan 26, 2011. according to -Tomi Ahonen his article in Digital Divide: Global Household Penetration Rates for Technology:
In the World, there are 970 million TV sets in 950 million households. 73% of all households have at least one TV set, and of those that do, 2% have 2 or more TV sets. The audience who watches TV in the World is 3.15 Billion people.
Most noteworthy to me is according to data from Nielsen suggests: TV time increases the older we get. Between the ages of 2-11, 24 hours of TV per week is watched. 33 hours/week adults ages 35-49 watch TV. The average American watches more than five hours of live television every day.-Mar 5, 2014.
I would like to attribute this to more independent thinkers, but I believe sadly: the use of video games is more likely the culprit for less TV watching by younger generations, which is another time consuming, a medium that can alter ones thought process.
Furthermore, TV can influence our thought process if it is the source of all the information we receive. For self-awareness: turn off your TV. The internet opens a door to independent choices and free-will thinking. Self-awareness is a door to finding your destiny. Reading and researching dan educate and open doors to knowledge. Today within the information age, you have the opportunity to have what you want in life.
Television influences and distracts our minds from what is meaningful and important. One could possibly find a small percentage a very low percentage of programs with meaningful and factual content. However. TV has the capability to educate and inform the masses with factual information.
But as it stands, it is a medium predominantly used for propaganda, advertisement, and entertainment. Watching too much TV can affect our thoughts. TV must be watched in moderation and the program of choice needs to be investigated. The statistics below reveal how TV programs reach a worldwide audience. And the audiences have no choice in how the format, presentation or the message that is delivered will come across.
Total Use of Television Data
Average time spent watching television (U.S.) 5:11 hours
Years the average person will have spent watching TV 9 years
Family Television Statistics
Percentage of households that possess at least one television 99 %
Number of TV sets in the average U.S. household 2.24
U.S. homes with three or more TV sets 65 %
Percentage of Americans that regularly watch television while eating dinner 67 %
Percentage of Americans who pay for cable TV 56 %
Number of videos rented daily in the U.S. 6 million
Percentage of Americans who say they watch too much TV 49 %
Child Television Statistics
Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television 1,480
Percent of 4-6 year-olds who, when asked to choose between watching TV and spending time with their fathers, preferred television 54 %
Hours per year the average American youth spends in school 900 hours
Hours per year the average American youth watches television 1,200
Number of violent acts seen on TV by age 18 150,000
Number of 30 second TV commercials seen in a year by an average child
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Thanks for stopping by. Do find the time to better yourself, you can start by turning off the Television. I wish you the best with your life choices, blessings, and prosperity.
Television Watching Statistics and References
Sources: BLS American Time Use Survey, A.C. Nielsen Co.
Content Author: Statistic Brain
Date research was conducted: February 18, 2016