Reading broadens the mind and helps us learn new things, even novels, but what does TV do for us?
True, there are educational TV shows and channels, even some movies, but are those the ones you watch? Even if they are, educational TV and movies are rarely made with careful attention to fact-checking, making sure everything in the show is as accurate as it should be.
TV is for the most part only entertainment, nothing more. Even so, readers notice TV dramas and movies deliberately change a lot when it comes to TV or movie adaptations. More often than not, what we watch is different to what is written in books. Yet TV and movies are more seductive and draw us in.
I’m not saying don’t watch TV, I watch TV sometimes too. But be aware that what is on the screen is deceptive and often doesn’t reflect how things are or the actual stories being told. If you want to know more, you need to read.
May Allah ﷻ bless and guide us all. Amin. 🤲🏻