In the 21st century, television and movies have more influence in our society. Television is one of the important facilities in a house and watching a movie is a way to entertain ourselves after a busy day. Some people believe that they can cause bad influences on people’s behavior. However, I think they also have many advantages. I will analyze clearly and thoroughly
First of all, we can gain more knowledge from watching television and movies. If you want to know what is happening in the world now, you can simply turn on the TV and open the BBC channel. You are a student? You want to be well-prepared for the coming entrance exam to university? Please pick up the remote control and switch to the educational channel. A friend of mine has watched numerous educational movies and she always impresses me with her magnificent general knowledge.
Next, we can improve our awareness and society skills. There are movies made on social issues such as racism, sexism, sexual abuse, school violence, and so on. When we watch these movies, we can learn so many different things and apply them to our lives. The young are able to deal with their own issues with many valuable experiences they have gained from television or movies
On the other hand, TV and movies could bring a lot of problems to us. A study has shown that people who watch movies or TV more than 2 hours a day will have more health problems. It is clear that they just sit on the sofa for a long time to watch their favorite TV shows or movies without moving around. As a result, they become overweight because of not exercising regularly. Moreover, TV and movies have a big impact on people’s behavior. For instance, with action movies, the children are likely to imitate what the characters did and said, which causes aggressive behaviors, thoughts, feelings. According to the media, there have been serial murders, rapes, and other terrifying acts in the world. Some scientists believe that these actions come from violent scenes or sex scenes in the movies.
In conclusion, TV and movies are double-edged swords. They have both advantages and disadvantages. What we need to do is to make use of their positive sides and to restrain their negative ones as much as possible