Learning and books

Engr Mansoor Ahmed
Faisalabad

Groucho Marx (1890-1977) was an American comedian, stage, film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. He once said: “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the TV set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Truly, books are loyal and the best friends of a person who want to learn and acquire knowledge. Unfortunately, the culture of reading books is deteriorating day by day in our society. The young generation likes to watch TV and mostly prefer using internet as compared to study books. Television has played a key role in the socialization of the 20th and 21st centuries. It can be a very powerful and effective learning tool for children if used wisely. But there is negative use of TV at large as media violence in our society. Current research is discovering that individuals suffering from social isolation can employ television to create what is termed a Para social or faux relationship with characters from their favourite television shows and movies as a way of deflecting feelings of loneliness and social deprivation.
Similarly, the Internet has enabled new forms of public interaction, activities and social associations. This phenomenon has given rise to the scholarly study of the sociology of the Internet. This would be prime responsibility of all parents to check and control their children activities at home. They should send them to libraries to spend their most time there for enhancement of creative work. The library is a place where knowledge is free. Another healthy sign is that children can be saved by the consequences of environmental impacts too.
With high lead content in CRTs and the rapid diffusion of new flat-panel display technologies, some of which (LCDs) use lamps which contain mercury, there is growing concern about electronic waste from discarded televisions. Only the book give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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