Monday, February 23, 2015

INPUT into OUTPUT, What Are You Feeding Your Mind?

When someone asks the question, "Want a television job?" visions of glamor, recognition, fame, and fortune probably pop into your mind. What I'm going to share today will meet most of those criteria, but perhaps not in the way you'd expect.

The television job I have in mind for you as a parent or friend of a child is one of involvement. If parents get involved with what their kids see on T.V., then some T.V. can be good. Unfortunately, much of what you - or a kid - can see on the tube is anything but good. As an example think of this: an average of every seven and one-half minutes of prime-time viewing, drinking alcohol is presented as a fact of life, in a generally favorable light. This does not include the beer and wine commercials, the most persuasive advertisements on T.V.

The potential benefit of television - like a lot of things - hinges on parental involvement. So the job I have for you is not in front of the camera, but in a management position in front of the set. If you do your job well, you'll be successful where it counts the most - in your own home with your own children and their friends. With this approach, chances are good will hear your own children saying, "My folks are the greatest! They wanted the best for me and were willing to get involved to see that I got it!" What a payoff for your television job!

What do you allow into your mind? Is it the idea of killing, of fire, of violence, of attacks and war? Of immoral relationsips? Of early childhood pregnancy? What's your family watching every day? Do you take control of it?

Today, I urge you to say "I will take control of my life and my television set. I will "manage" the input into the minds of myself and my family.

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