How do movies or television influence people's behavior?

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Television is, nowadays, one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Consequently, it influences us and our behaviour significantly.

For many people, the main idea of watching TV is to obtain information about what is happening in the world. Due to television, people know about the political and economic situation of their own and other countries. We keep in touch with all places on the globe thanks to the information which is available on TV. We can also be sure that we will be the first to know about some changes or important events. We learn about a special occasion, like a new exhibiton or concert, only from TV.

Besides, TV allows us to relax. It is an easy, cheap and comfortable way of resting. We can watch a movie - we have access to all kinds of them, from comedy to horror. If we only want, we can also listen to music.

Furthermore, we are constantly fashionable, because we notice the differences in fashions and styles. Moreover, television gives us not only entertainment but also knowledge. Our children can learn new things not only from school or books but also from TV programmes.

Although television has so many advantages, it also has disadvantages. First of all, it destroys our health. It is often said that TV is a fantastic way of relaxing. But we do not consider the possible danger which we are exposed to while watching TV. It torments the eyes. Besides, it can be a reason for headache. We often are so tired that we want to do nothing but sit in a comfortable armchair and watch movies and advertisements. Although sitting and relaxing is needed, we should try to search new, atractive methods of making ourselves happier. What I mean is, for example, jogging...