is tv a plus or a minus ?
tv is not only a convenient and cheap service of enter - tainment , but also a splendid mas s medium of communication . people only have to pay once to buy a tv set , then they can sit at home enjoying the it ems on tv . all they have to do is to pus a but ton or turn a knob , and they can see plays , films , operas and shows of every kind . t v keeps us well informed about the cur r ent events at home and abroad and the latest development in science and technology . the most distant countries and the st rangest customs a re brought right into our room . on tv everything is much mor e living and much mor e real . as a mat ter of fact , it has become so much a pa r t of human life that a modern world without television is unimaginable . some people even say that life without television is not worth living .
some people argue against tv . t hey think that tv viewers need do nothing . the viewer does not even have to use his legs if he has a remote cont rol . many people a re glued to seats to look at the movements on t v . they become so dependent on its pictures that it begin s to cont rol their lives . as a result , tv is taking up too much of a per son’s life and making him lazy , not to mention its ha rmful influence upon him, such as the items of violence and pornography on television .
on the whole , the re ar e more advantages than disadvantages in the u se of tv . differ ent people may have diffe rent at titudes toward tv . but we must realize that television in itself is neither good nor bad . i ts value to people and society depends on how we look at it .