The current obsession with Television is unhealthy. Walk into the living room of almost any home and you are guaranteed to find a TV on from morning until the last person goes to bed. What happened to good old-fashioned conversation? Have people become so dumbed-down they have nothing to talk about that is more interesting than the pictures and sounds from the square box?

It’s either the kids are watching cartoons, the mother a soap opera or the father a soccer match (even the maid is busy with a Nigerian movie when no one else is watching). When visiting people, it feels a tad annoying to be talking to someone who is busy staring at the TV.

To all parents: Move your TV to a dedicated TV room if you can and spend time talking to your kids to get to know them properly. Don’t leave their mis-education to the TV.