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Effects of Television - be aware Many of us don't notice the effects of television because it affects people in different ways. Also,  we've taken for granted that television is part of our life in America. Well, it doesn't have to be if you choose otherwise. Watching TV is a choice as to how you're going to spend your time. If we are aware of some of  the effects of TV, this will allow us to make better choices when it comes to what and how much  we watch. TV affects our ability to engage in frugal living. It might not seem that way, but it does. As  discussed below, you might see that the values of television interfere with what many of us value  as a frugal life. Let's look at some of the effects of TV so we can become a bit more familiar with how it affects  some people. Everyone is different when it comes to TV, but generally, television makes us: dissatisfied  unproductive  distracted  unrealistic  misinformed Let's look at each of these effects of television and see if my claims are valid. I might just be  making all of this up. Effects of Television - dissatisfaction This is the single largest problem that TV watching poses for those of us engaged in frugal  living. With its regular focus on commercial advertising, the more we watch television, the less  satisfied we are with our lives. The less satisfied we are, the more we are apt to do something  about it - like spend money. Commercial advertising is designed to motivate us to purchase items and services so we will  feel better about ourselves - regain that satisfaction, at least for a while. The aim of advertising  is to create a level of dissatisfaction that motivates us to buy. The more dissatisfaction, the more  we buy. Dissatisfaction is the main focus of commercial advertising. Secondary focuses include name  recognition and education, but all of that links back to sales of products and services. Commercials tell us that if we don't buy a product, we might smell bad, or germs will take over  our homes, or our health will deteriorate, our teeth need to be whiter, or we won't be nearly as 
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happy without a new car. With a bombardment of clever advertising, how can we help but feel  less satisfied with ourselves and our lives the more we watch TV? TV is a strong advertising wrapped around a core of programming designed primarily to  entertain. The better the entertainment, the longer you'll sit there and view the advertising. More  money is spent on commercial advertising than on programming. This is how television makes  money. Advertisers pay for TV.
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