College is great don’t get me wrong, but high school in the spring time was the best. When I was in high school, spring meant basketball. We would meet up after school to shoot hoops and then watch the NCAA tournament by night. We would fill brackets out and put money on the fore mentioned brackets. The teachers would let us watch the tournament games during class and if they didn’t we would sneak off and watch them elsewhere. The sport, really being a winter sport, somehow has it’s greatest impact when the flowers bloom. It maybe because football is finally over but I believe it is because of the games played in March. Growing up, that is a dream, to play basketball in front of fans(and girls) and make that game winning shot. We simulate all the best moments and before we knew it, it wasn’t spring because of Easter it was spring because of hoops. From the sound of sneakers against the pavement to the swish of the net, that is what we lived for. We didn’t care about homework or due dates we cared about the orange ball that spun from our fingers like we were the stars of the game. Spring is more than rain, we wanted confetti. It was less about the bees and more about how are game stung one another. Spring is where we became legends and became brothers, a family unbreakable and untouchable.That right there is the madness that is known as spring.
TV has been debated ever since it has come out and it has an impact on our culture. The debate is whether or not it is positive or negative. I think it is both; we all need time to remove ourselves from real life. It can be positive because it is entertainment and it always brings happiness and a distraction in real life. In moderation, TV is a good past time, however, binge watching is what makes it negative. With the creation of Netflix and other services alike people can watch and re-watch popular programs. This is extraordinary technology and even has its positive merits. The negative is when we watch and neglect the real world. Yes, it is an escape from day to day life, however, we fall victim to staying in the fake because we avoid the real. The blanket of influence TV has is large and many people blame it for corrupting the population. I believe that the intentions of TV at its purest point is positive. We all need entertainment and TV gives us that at more affordable cost to what we desire from entertainment. We don’t have to go out the movies every weekend and we can feel safe in our homes. Like most anything, we have corrupted the system with impure entertainment which gives it a negative light. If we believe that there is positive on screen and moderate how and what we intake we can bring a certain filter to the negative. The truth of positive or negative is how we perceive what we receive.