Some people think news have no connection to people’s lives, so then it is a waste of time to read the news in the newspaper and watch television news programs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The advent of the information age has bombarded the public with too much information, much of which has little connection with people’s daily life. In this sense, some believe reading news on newspapers or watching news programs on TV is a waste of time. However, in my opinion, being informed of the latest events can still bring great benefits to people.
Obtaining the news information is instructive to people’s life. Frequently reading the news reports, no matter in newspapers or on TV programs, citizens can be enabled to understand clearer the policies of the country, and thus can behave accordingly, without worrying to be lagged behind. Also, knowing what is happening around or over the world, people can be motivated to grasp more chances to realize their dreams.
Reading news helps people to enjoy better communication with the others. Always being connected with the news, people can be broadened in their horizons and thus are enabled to have more topics to share with their friends or relatives. Moreover, when something urgent such as disasters or other forms of tragedies happen, people may not only offer their help to show humanity, but also gain some experience in tackling the problems.
Admittedly, with the help of computers and the Internet as well as the mobile phones, people are surrounded by the popping out of news reports. In this case, people are already besieged by too much information, making the reading of news in newspapers and TV programs seemingly pointless. However, this cannot deprive people of their rights to enjoy the time with their family members and this does not mean they can select out the right information. Therefore, getting news that is selected for them from newspapers or TV programs can still be of great value to the public.
To sum up, newspapers and TV news programs are still significant in delivering news reports. As for how to take advantages of them, it depends on individual’s judgment, rather than just an assertion of a waste of time.