In the past the choice of entertainment was very limited. But nowadays, there are different means of entertainment. One of them
is television. Since 1950s, and due to its
constant change and development, TV has won a universal popularity. It has had more influence on people's lives than any other technological innovation in the 20th century.
Television has already transformed our daily life by changing different traditional routines and ways of dressing, eating, thinking and communicating. Thus, it has become the most powerful means of communication since practically every family has a set at home. It keeps us informed about the world news, and broadens our horizons by enriching our knowledge of other nations' cultures, history, sciences and arts. Besides, TV provides a lot of entertainment to people of different ages.
However, TV has dominated all our free time by replacing traditional entertainment and pastime activities such as reading and playing social games. It has even destroyed family interaction as there is no time left for family gathering.
It is time we controlled the dominance of the magic box on our daily life. We shall not allow it to kill our children's physical and mental development.