Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People learn more by watching television than by reading books. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Nowadays, people are thirsting for learning, and this affects their individual and social life. There are many ways for people to learn about the world. Most people think that television and books have the most effect on learning. Personally, I believe that people learn more by watching television. There are several reasons why I feel this way, which I feel explore in the following essay. First of all, the knowledge which we gain from watching television stays with us longer than that which we gain from reading. Books are often put away and forgetten about shortly after we read them. My personal experience is a compelling example of this. Many years ago, when I was a psychology student for 4 years, I read several books about psychology during that time; however, it is now a decade since my graduation, and I can remember just a few about those books. In contrast, almost in the same years, a program was playing on TV, and two psychologists were talking about the different topics with each other. This program was one of the my favorite programs on TV; besides, I always try to watch it. This program affects my life, and I learn more about psychology. Still after many years, I remember completely their talks. Furthermore, watching television is more easier than reading books. In addition, watching TV in each situation such as cooking, cleaning, sewing, and so on is possible; conversely, reading books is impossible. For instance, my mother who is a housewife watches TV especially cooking, medical and family programs every day along with her daily chores everyday. She says that I do not have enough time for reading books; therefore, I prefer to watch television and it is more beneficial for her. In contrast, my sister who is a student usually reads books instead of watching TV. However, her information about several subjects is lower than my mother. In conclusion, I am the opinion that watching TV is more useful for people learning than reading book. This is because books are forgetten after we read them and watching TV is more easier than reading books.
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