Winn Essay - Zachary Cleveland English 1101 July 6, 2008 In...

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Zachary Cleveland English 1101 July 6, 2008 In “TV Addiction,” Marie Winn explains how addiction to watching television can be a serious problem. She compares it to other addictions like those to drugs and alcohol. In a sense I can see how some people could let television watching get out of hand, but it shouldn’t be weighed against other addictions. I do believe, however, that for some it could pose a problem in their lives. Marie Winn compares it to other addictions in the sense that both give you the ability to “enter into a pleasurable and passive mental state.” She goes on to say that like drugs and alcohol, TV addicts have a hard time controlling the “habit.” It allows viewers to shut everything else in the world out. Television watching can be dangerous in relationships by taking away valuable time from loved ones that could be used for talking and working things out. For children, the danger could be even more severe. We see it happen all of the time; couples sitting in front of the TV all night after work
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2008 for the course ENG 1101 taught by Professor Shearer during the Summer '08 term at Central New Mexico Community College.

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