Category Archives: TV

Weaponized for Addiction

In tech circles, the extreme addictiveness of electronic devices, apps, and programs is well known. That’s why technology leaders are the ones who most restrict screen time by their own children. They know that the addictiveness is irresistible, and that … Continue reading

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One-Year-Anniversary

The book Call of the Active Mind was published February 16, 2016. This month is the Book’s 1st Anniversary—One Year of helping people understand how watching TV and video debilitates the mind, heart, and body; and drains the life out … Continue reading

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Summary Dissolution

The number of hours of TV watched throughout life is the number of hours of development lost. Everything that should make us human is lost: verbal skills

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Blueprint of Society

Here is a checklist of characteristics typical of people who watch too much television and other passive video. Twenty hours a week is too much (the average American watches 35 to 40 hours a week): Focus on immediate results and … Continue reading

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Ruination of Humanity

Brains need exercise. Without exercise, the brain decreases in functionality. TV marks the first time in history that people sat for hours with the brain in a semi-sleep, passive state while technically awake (leaves the brain more suggestible to accept … Continue reading

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Boredom and the Cure

Boredom means the absence of an internal trigger that self-generates interesting occupation. Boredom is an unnatural state of mind that is a relatively new condition for adults—and it is an especially new and unnatural condition for children. The atrophy and … Continue reading

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Deadly TV

In addition to destroying your mental and emotional development, TV destroys your physical health. “There’s no shortage of research showing links between watching too much television and early death.”

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The Demoralizing Workplace

Reduction in quality and productivity spread in the workplace as millions of minds began disengaging in the mid-twentieth century. It started happening when TV entered American life. TV reduces brain function, intelligence and creativity, lowers job performance, shuts down empathy … Continue reading

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Passive TV Can Harm Your Baby’s Speech

“‘Passive’ TV can harm your baby’s speech making it harder for them to later cope in school” From the Article: “Children are as vulnerable to the effects of ‘passive TV’ as they are to secondhand smoking, according to experts.”

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Toddler Intelligence and TV

Quotes from the Article “Watching TV ‘makes toddlers less intelligent’”: “The study found that for every extra hour of TV a week the two-year-olds watched there was a 6 percent decrease in maths achievement…, a 7 percent decrease in classroom … Continue reading

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TV Damages Brain Structure

Children who watch too much TV may have ‘damaged brain structures’—according to a study that “looked at 276 children aged between five and eighteen, who watched between zero and four hours TV per day.”

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A Brain Asleep

Reading and talking ignite the brain cells so they can process information, but watching TV or video does the opposite.

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TV Makes You Miserable and then Kills You

TV reduces brain function, intelligence and creativity, lowers job performance, lowers grades, shuts down empathy towards others, reduces lifespan, causes unemployment and emotional immaturity, increases crime, disease, depression, boredom, complaining, aggression, and incompetence. TV makes you miserable and then kills … Continue reading

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Developmental Death Sentence

The Talk: We say we “care about the kids” with platitudes about helping their mental health and self esteem. The Walk: We sabotage their future by letting them watch over 20,000 hours of TV by the time they are adults, … Continue reading

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Individuality Is Dead

Social activity and mental activity differentiate people. Isolated passive people are not becoming more individualized. In their video-isolation, they are stagnating, becoming more the same. TV forces shallowness on you. Shallowness breeds sameness. TV forces passivity on you. Passivity breeds … Continue reading

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Epilog of a Species

Since the age of TV and video, a litany of studies show that they cause lower-functioning brains, lower-caliber people. Criminal behaviors, deterioration of empathy, erratic violence, depression, loss of creativity, loss of problem solving, self-obsession, empty stress, and susceptibility to … Continue reading

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TV Has Special Ways of Being Bad for You

TV’s ways of being bad for you are unlike any other. Here are a more ways from the article “Why is watching TV so bad for you?”: “There’s no shortage of research showing links between watching too much television and … Continue reading

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An ‘A’ for Everyone

Students are being fooled into thinking they are exceptional by the sharp increase in A’s being handed out in schools, K-12, public or private, and in Ivy League and State Colleges. It didn’t start in the 2000s, or the 1990s. … Continue reading

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Wise Elders: An Endangered Species

My book Call of the Active Mind explores several studies that prove beyond any doubt that, since TV and other video entertainment, human minds have become less engaged and less functioning. The book also compiles overwhelming evidence that “life knowledge” … Continue reading

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Watching lots of TV ‘makes you stupid’

As my book Call of the Active Mind emphasizes, the TV effect is not generation-specific. It’s a clinical fact of TV’s damage to brain cell activity, regardless of age group. Anyone in any generation will suffer the same impairments, and … Continue reading

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25349 Hours of Darkness

From age 1 to 24 the average person loses about 25,349 hours of development time, passively watching. That estimate is the lowest, most conservative estimate, “the average 8- to 10-year-old spends nearly 8 hours a day with a variety of … Continue reading

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