Recently, Greg and I finally pulled the plug on our TV! We'd been discussing this issue for several weeks and decided that the time was right to see how we'd like living without TV. It was a big decision because, for us, like for most people, TV was, unfortunately, a larger part of our lives than we'd like to admit. We have only a certain number of hours in the day, so why not spend them in ways other than being controlled by what the media dishes out for us to see, hear, feel, and think? We feel that much of television programming has hit a new low with many forms of negativity bombarding us anywhere from sitcoms to the nightly news. Keeping TV for the few shows that we liked just wasn't worth it for us.
So, how have we survived the past several weeks without TV? After the first few days of withdrawl from our addiction, it's been wonderful, because we feel like we are much more in control of our viewing experiences. Now, we just watch DVD's or videos of our choice or view some shows on the Internet whenever we have the time or inclination.
Now, we are free to do many other things we really didn't have that much time for in the past, like:
Listening to Talk Shows and Music on the Radio
Helping others, like talking to a shut-in on the phone
Pursuing a Hobby
Catching up on Projects
Going Out and Having More Life-Enriching Experiences
Although this lifestyle change is perhaps not for everyone, this no-TV decision has already helped us live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Technology, in its many forms, can be great, as long as we, and not the technology are in control.
Spectacular Winter Sky
Positive thought: Make the most of every day.
Thanks for visiting! Until next time (Sunday, January 29), Becky