"TV rots your brain.”
My parents tell me this early in life.
Being stout, I braved it nonetheless. At age 8, watching Batman, I calculated: I am doing OK in school and I still have good motor skills. It must affect the organ slowly.
At 16, I realized my parents had offered the gem as a metaphor. I have mentioned that I am slow?
Metaphors amplify the truth. Lies hide it.