Television has had a significant influence on the culture of many societies. To what extent would you say that television has positively or negatively affected the cultural development of your society?
For years, it is well known that the existence of television is being controversial. Not only positively but also negatively, the cube electronics are fundamentally made and admitted as a beginning sign of modern era. Nowadays, lots of negative effects get together with the positives. Despite of its difficulty, it is important to keep separately those. One point of views which often being forgot is from cultural development.
Giving positive judging to television is important and needed to do. It has grew and developed for many centuries, now, is showing its quality. In Indonesia where thousands culture spread out, it becomes linker and connector from Sabang to Merauke. A television show entitled ‘Belajar Indonesia’ lets me understand more about my country. Understandably, some people used to respect on their own culture as the highest level and disregard others. The shows may help those to know and respect more. Here, television builds and develops someone from mental and subconscious aspects.
Comparing to the positive aspects, television also creates negative impacts. In cultural development aspect, major numbers of Indonesian youth, for example, enjoy their life by following others countries, giving more appreciation to foreign music and so on. It is not fully bad or even worse. Television, here, actually tries to give its function in introducing other culture. In says so, you may get to know their lifestyle.