Analysis Of The Worst Years Of Our Lives By Barbara Ehrenreich

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In her book, The Worst Years of Our Lives, Barbara Ehrenreich asserts that “modern people, i.e., couch potatoes, do nothing that is ever shown on television” (22-24). That is an audacious statement. Is it reasonable to assume that anyone who watches television is indolent and does nothing with their life? Of course not. While anything in excess in not healthy, categorizing all modern people as "couch potatoes" is a harsh generalization that weakens Ehrenreich 's argument. Believe it or not, television and educational programs can actually be beneficial to children. For the past 20, or so, years parents have invested time and money into purchasing educational television programs that promise to make their child smarter. In fact, Dr. Huston of

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