How television taught me to be normal

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CoachMcGuirk
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02 Aug 2008, 5:26 pm

From watching TV, I learned more than some stupid seminar.

People usually act the same way in real life.



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02 Aug 2008, 5:43 pm

Television is a good way to study body language, hand gestures, & facial expressions. Also it can teach you how many conversations begin and the correct tone & pitch when saying something.



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02 Aug 2008, 5:44 pm

My stepdad says I can learn to pick up women easier if I start watching soaps. Learn pick up lines.


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02 Aug 2008, 5:52 pm

Television has taught me that people are idiots who have very short attention spans and are utterly boring.

The Wire has taught me never to visit Baltimore without a bullet proof vest and a bodyguard.



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02 Aug 2008, 5:58 pm

The wire is one the greatest shows i've watched. Stuff like that is just exciting to watch cuz it's so real and stuff goes on like that everywhere across the world where there are hoods.



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02 Aug 2008, 6:17 pm

TV teaching you to be normal, WTF?!



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02 Aug 2008, 7:03 pm

I always say this, though
I watched shows like "leave it to beaver" and "the cosby show" to learn how people were supposed to interact with each other.
I found it fascinating. And educational.



02 Aug 2008, 8:16 pm

I learned to read body language all right and tell when someone is lying but duh it's because it's all the same thing on TV. They always use the same body language. I know the patterns but in real life, it's all different so it makes it difficult. Just because someone is stuttering or they can't get a word out doesn't mean they are lying but on TV it does.



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02 Aug 2008, 8:42 pm

I learned a lot about human interaction and psychology from shows like Criminal Intent.


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02 Aug 2008, 8:50 pm

I learned more what is right and wrong just by watching Lifetime TV. That's how I learned about laws.

I also learned what kind of people there are out there.



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02 Aug 2008, 8:57 pm

How do you learn about laws on Lifetime?


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02 Aug 2008, 9:07 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
How do you learn about laws on Lifetime?


People did crime and they got punished for it.



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02 Aug 2008, 9:08 pm

Ah, I see.


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02 Aug 2008, 9:38 pm

The problem as someone noted is that TV body language is often an extension of stage conventions, and stage conventions are not the same as normal body language. Actors also tend to control aspects of their appearance that are visible to non-autistic people, but not necessarily everything that's visible to autistic people, so... yeah can be a weird way to get ideas.


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02 Aug 2008, 10:05 pm

I agree. My son has learned so much from tv and incorperates it into his daily behavior. TV is okay as long as the viewer can apply what he/she has viewed and takes omething from it.

Some kids just stare at it, dumbfounded, and space out.

Intelligent people learn from it.