People want to grow and TV or a smartphone lets them grow to see what is beyond their current horizons. For people living in Slums/Favelas TV, and the pretty life of the pretty people, is the next best thing to escaping the shacks they live in. YouTube is next. And yes, getting seemingly close to things one may never have, may cause people to stop striving for them with 100 percent. I understand that entertainment is valued much higher than educational programming and content. That is the opportunity poor people miss out on.