I personally believe that television in today’s society plays many important roles. For instance, at least for me, I like to catch up every now and then on a few of the news stories that have been making the headlines. Also, these news stories have the ability of reaching a far-wider audience than what most mass media would allow for. I am of the belief that some television programs are actually quite educational and useful in respects other than delivering upon the news. This can be seen in those programs that convey the many different ways technology can be used for the betterment of society. Not only do some programs illustrate technology, others show plenty of illuminating material about the natural wonders of the world. Those types of programs can definitely be considered appropriate in many instances even for a child growing up. This is because when children learn about others, they can become more open-minded and curious about the beliefs and customs that other people have. Another way I find TV useful is during those times where I just would like to relax following a hectic or chaotic event. In those times, I tend to be more liberal with the channels and specific shows that can be watched.
I have come to the conclusion that there are some times in my life where I am a leader, and other times where I am a follower. For example, nowadays, I believe most situations call for me to be a leader. This can be seen in performing actions that are meant to help others or make people’s situations easier for them to handle. I enjoy this aspect of my life, and I am always willing to attempt to exert myself according to the behests of the people I am associating with. The instances that call for me to be both a leader and a follower are mainly those in which I am part of a team. In this case, we all must work together to attempt to achieve a set purpose. I usually enjoy these events as long as everyone involved shares the view that no one is to be held in esteem over another. On the other hand, mainly when I was younger, most instances simply called for me to be a follower. This was seen in attending school and always making sure to listen to the teachers’ instructions, create good homework, and attempt to receive high grades/markings. The leaders in those instances were in my opinion for the most part the teachers, or principals, or other people who required my scholarly attention. There are those people who say even when you are performing actions that seem to be those of a follower, you can still be considered a leader depending on your attitude toward the situations. I guess much of my attitude can be seen in that light, because I truly did attempt to be somewhat of a superb student. That is something I have been wondering about lately; whether someone is a leader or a follower is largely dependent on one’s view surrounding the experience.