Yasir and the Idiot Box

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Yasir was always watching television, ever since his parents brought it to watch news. He used to be a good  boy, was the best in sports, studies an J manners. But since he started watching T.V. his habits were being spoiled day by day. He wouldn't make his bed, he was rude to his parents, family, friends and teachers. He even stopped going to masjid except on Fridays,

All he did was watch movies and cartoons on T.V. with his hooks on the table and his lap. And so it happened, he failed miserably in his final exams. He was feeling horrible inside, his parents scolded him and blamed his addiction to T.V. for the bad results. He felt like crying he locked himself up in the lavatory and cried for half an hour. He did not feel like eating or watching T.V. or playing.

In the evening, his uncle came home with Yasir's cousins. But as soon as he found out about the whole matter, he called Yasir and sat him.  said, 'For the past seven months I have noticed that you have lost all manners and you do not study. All you do is watch T.V. Son, remember that T.V. does not make you feel good; you only get more annoyed and frustrated after watching T.V. It is bad for the eyes, brain bind the body. Do you know a small sparrow would get blind or even die if it were made to watch T.V. for 5 minutes! Look what T.V. has done to you!"

Then Yasir's uncle turned to his father and said, "Bhaijan, T.V. is not only bad for the health, it also spoils children's habits, If you want to know about what is happening in the world you should have newspapers available for this purpose. If you watch T.V. then how will you tell your children to stop watching it. It is the same with all other sins, in tact they will then talk back to you."

Yasir's father realised the mistake he had made by bringing the T.V.in his home. He resolved, "I am going to throw away this idiot box for good! I will not sell it to someone else and spoil his or her family."


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