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In his essay entitled Television Addiction, Marie Winn starts with defining the word addiction.

He points out that the word addiction is defined lightheartedly by people who enjoy doing things delightedly. He further poses a question that whether being hooked on TV was considered into a pleasurable type or a harmful type. Moreover, he mentions that the word addiction is thought to be rather negative by most of people regardless of the pleasurable feeling in terms of consuming alcohol and drugs. He claims that an addict feels that his life is incomplete without constant taking drugs or drinking alcohol. He differentiates a harmful addiction with regard to its visibly deteriorating facets. Then, he exhibits the similarity between television addiction and alcohol and drug addiction through the wrong attitude toward the real world leading to pessimism, in particular the television heavy viewer and the self-confessed television addict. Therefore, he concludes that the television addict is defined by destructive impacts the TV affects on his life. As a result of that, he has found that, in daily life, the addict is hooked by television. In his essay entitled Television Addiction, Marie Winn starts with defining the word addiction. He points out that the word addiction is defined lightheartedly by people who enjoy doing things delightedly. He further poses a question that whether being hooked on TV was considered into a pleasurable type or a harmful type. Moreover, he mentions that the word addiction is thought to be rather negative by most of people regardless of the pleasurable feeling in terms of consuming alcohol and drugs. He claims that an addict feels that his life is incomplete without constant taking drugs or drinking alcohol. He differentiates a harmful addiction with regard to its visibly deteriorating facets. Then, he exhibits the similarity between television addiction and alcohol and drug addiction through the wrong attitude toward the real world leading to pessimism, in particular the television heavy viewer and the self-confessed television addict. Therefore, he concludes that the television addict is defined by destructive impacts the TV affects on his life. As a result of that, he has found that, in daily life, the addict is hooked by television.