"And remember, make sure your kids grow up in an environment sterile of entertainment to make SURE they become bitter and bookish".
TV and video games are not the only form of entertainment there is. The reason why object so much to them is mostly because of how insanely stupid most of that stuff is (I'm an elitist with a stick up my ass).
Most people don't have the time or live in an area with a bunch of forests for them to run around in.
My country is packed with forests. I suppose I didn't take into account that not every country is like that. (Don't even get me started on the "don't have the time"-part, if you're having children, then make sure you(general you) DO have the time.)
I know my mom let me watch TV and stuff like that because she knew that I was gonna find out anyway, so she would rather me find out stuff and ask her about it rather than find out something completely wrong, like guys pee inside you when they have sex (people actually believe that).
No TV =/= No sex education. And letting your children learn these things from TV is a bad idea, anyway (I think there's a trope concerning this...).
Television, video games, and the internet do not automatically turn your kid into lazy couch potatos, you know.
Yes, but all those things ARE unnecessary distractions.
You think kids watch cartoons because they have nothing better to do?
watched cartoons because I had nothing better to do. I always found them to be so extremely boring. I remember I'd often go to the fields and crouch next to my grandmother and watch her weeding onions (or something else), even that was better than watching TV (but it'd get boring eventually). I had a very boring childhood, I WISH my parents spent more time keeping me occupied and didn't completely leave me to do whatever I wanted. I WISH they took me places, I WISH they made me play the piano, or some other instrument.
edited 11th Jan '11 9:14:23 AM by fanty
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