Further thoughts on the telly

Do have a look at the combox for the post Chuck the telly! as there are some very thoughtful comments there.

Last night, Fr John Boyle passed on an interesting point that he had picked up from somewhere. Television has pushed families into seculsion in their homes. Prior to TV, children would play outside, an older family member would often be sitting outside, people would walk in the streets more. When one person in the street had a television, everyone would go to their house. When everyone had a television, they would all go to their own houses. I know it wasn't a golden age but it had not occurred to me before how much television has contributed to the lack of "community cohesion".

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