Does Watching Television Makes You Smarter? Essay

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Watching television makes you Smarter… When it comes to the topic of television, most of us would readily agree that watching television is a waste of time. Where the agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of “are there shows that increase our intelligence?” and what pleasure do some television show bring to us? I would say there are some great shows that increase our intelligence. Shows like “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” this kind of show puts the brain to work; thinking. There are some other shows that tend to convince us that watching television seduces our mind. I find Johnson’s argument about his article “watching television makes you smarter” confusing because he was not actually picking sides …show more content…
I personally agree with Johnson when he tells us to find something nourishing which is something that will bring positivity in our life. Growing up in a household full of children, I have always been told that “watching television is non-educational and it’s a complete waste of our study time”, but as I grew older I came to realize that watching television is not a waste of time and it is also not non-educational depending on the television show you engage yourself in. I also realize that watching television was like a personal time for me to think, also it was a time for me to forget about everyone and everything around me that seems to be a distraction and just focus on what I am watching at that moment or just think of what my next move or decision would be. I strongly agree that watching television does make its viewers smarter depending on what television show you engage yourself in. this needs to be a point that requires emphasizing since so many people still believe that most television shows consist of “negative message.” Examples of shows that consist of negative messages are shows like “Jersey Shore” where a group of growing adult spends their summer in New Jersey, all they do is party at night every night, get drunk, and bring different sexual partner to the beach house, Shows like that does not send any positive message across to it viewers. Also shows that pass across negative

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