Television is like a narcotic and people are hooked on it and cannot imagine life without it. The first step to getting free is to acknowledge the situation and repent of it--as in, "I'm hooked like a dope addict. I must stop."
"Is television the devil? Like all things, technology enhances previously existing forces and multiplies their effect, so television is like "peer pressure" turned up 1,000% and is vastly effective. It turns us into passive toads who like queens utter a "yes" or "no" and imagine it means a difference, which for the short term it appears to."
"Television is like rain and we catch the rain in buckets and re-deploy it to the social channels to make our sales opportunity and brand grow."
"In an era where television is like the eye of god, in this case the eye is a frame, a square frame. It is an omnipresent eye in everyone's life. "
"There's incredible violence among our children because television is like a time-suck, like a sharing-suck. It takes away the ability to form a family."
"Watching television is like picking through a garbage dump: very rarely do you find anything of value, it stinks a lot more in summer, and those oh-so-numerous commercials are like flies and other insects driving you away from even picking through the collection. More channels would be like adding to the heap, making it almost not worth the time to find some small source of entertainment."
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