Review of Amusing Ourselves to Death
In the text Neil postman depicts as the age of television ushered in, an infinite appetite for distractions run the whole gamut of human activities. As a result, America is the first culture in jeopardy of amusing itself to death.
Actually, almost every culture has gone through such a period that once has been encroaching by certain odious adjuncts. Standing at the doorway to a more advanced world which computers manipulates every single life, whether our nation will become a veil world as Huxley’s Brave New World prophesied? No, I’m against.
First but not the most, human is distinctive for its capacities to think, manipulations of emotions, control of desires and motivations of progress. What has been relentlessly reported on newspapers, broadcasted on televisions that people indulge themselves in computers couldn’t blind us and make the masses account the issue with exaggerated visions. I still believe in human beings. Advanced technologies bring us convenience and knowledge, nothing more than that.
Secondly, contrived you may think that our government strives to regulate and usher his people to the right track. What is making public will be scrutinizes by our entertainment censoring body. Filter out the dross and remain the essence. What’s more, our enforcement of censorship is strong and aimed at consummate.
Last but not the least, we Chinese are able to handling dangers of potential paralyzing. For we are immersed in a traditional Chinese theory for thousands of years, not to say entrenched, but affected greatly. With a confirmed belief of austerity and devotion, we are at least bit of likelihood of being eroded.
Strike a balance, never regret.