TV love is not true love

 

Believing that love is only about a sentimental story that leads to a sexual relationship, for fun and pleasure, these teenagers are suffering a disillusion. Actually, this is what television has taught our teenagers to claim, and these are the mental abilities, emotional and affective readiness, practical and affective abilities that television has modelled.

Selfish, driven only by their own interest and passions, young people who grew up in front of the TV are unable to figure out life on their own.

As for love, things are even worst. Even if they spend a great part of their youth with this problem, they still do not know much about love, they do not know how to love because they did not learn to have patience, to forgive, to make sacrifices, to feel bad about the other and to help him. Believing that love is only about a sentimental story that leads to a sexual relationship, for fun and pleasure, these teenagers are suffering a disillusion. Actually, this is what television has taught our teenagers to claim, and these are the mental abilities, emotional and affective readiness, practical and affective abilities that television has modelled.

(Translation from Virgiliu GheorgheEfectele televiziunii asupra minții umane, Editura Evanghelismos, București, 2005, p. 401)