|It's been great since we gave away the TV -|
I could feel my neurons shutting down.
It has been a month since we liberated our home of our television. The post I wrote about it continues to be well read, and elicited several comments about readers' experiences with kicking the TV habit.
I enjoyed reading about the alternate activities that people are engaging in instead of spending time passively in the glow of the boob tube.
I read, listen to music, knit, etc. . . anything but watch TV. One of the benefits is that I sleep better.
We actually "do" things. Things like ride bicycles, walk, talk, read, cook and make meaningful decisions based on our own wants and needs and not based on what the television tells us what we need.
I prefer sitting in front of a computer, controlling the content that I am exposed to.
Now that we do not have a TV, we see no need for one. I could quickly brainstorm 100 good reasons why we should not have an 'idiot box' (my dad's favourite term), but will spare you.
The problems with TV have always been known, but are becoming increasingly obvious.
More and more people are breaking free, and deciding to have no TV.
It is an encouraging trend.