Turns out, it’s even worse than your parents led you to believe. Not only does watching television make you stupider, but it makes you unhappier as well—at least, if the experts in this article are to be believed. Here’s a quote:
Happy people spend a lot of time socializing, going to church and reading newspapers—but they don’t spend a lot of time watching television, a new study finds.
That’s what unhappy people do.
Although people who describe themselves as happy enjoy watching television, it turns out to be the single activity they engage in less often than unhappy people.
Of course, the question I’m left with is: What about the people who watch television in church? I guess we’ll have to wait for the sociologists to get to that one…