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Thoughts On Television: From Casa Luna Hotel

Casa Luna Hotel
Being awoken by a neighboring room’s overly loud TV surfing various news channels, I’m realizing just how deep the fear of being alone is for most people. Television fills many people’s need for connection; in the noise and entertainment it provides, in being able to see the lives of other people to whom the viewer will likely never actually connect in person (but to whom they feel a sense of connection after viewing), and in providing common ground for conversation (“did you see what happened on XYZ program last night?”).
It’s amazing that television creates this, because it seems that it most often creates the opposite. Having a TV on very often actively and effectively prevents conversation, thereby limiting deeper conversations and connections which might have been made had the TV not been turned on.

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