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The Perils of Television

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…

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. shoot there goes my theory about “The Office”…

    November 24, 2008
  2. I’m pretty sure that, while it may not make you smarter, “The Office” definitely makes you happier.

    November 24, 2008
  3. or perhaps as Kevin might testify from last weeks show – happiness is overrated!

    November 25, 2008
  4. Ryan, I love it!! People who watch TV in church! Hilarious! I think maybe you have an opinion to share on that… if I’m thinking about what you’re thinking about.

    November 26, 2008
  5. Well, yes, I do have an opinion but I think I’ll save the detailed version for another time. Suffice to say that I think power point is used a little uncritically at times…

    November 26, 2008
  6. ha ha, nice post. this only effects me during football season, but trust me, when it effects me it REALLY effects me. stupid addictive sports!

    November 29, 2008
  7. i think i meant “affects,” not “effects.” yeah, definitely “affects” . . . er, probably!

    November 29, 2008
  8. I know the feeling Mike – although up here the national addiction is hockey not football…

    November 29, 2008

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