Two years ago, I decided to give up cable television. For three days and three nights, this was very hard, but then I realized that I didn't miss it. In fact, I found myself having more time to... live! I was suddenly experiencing life more fully! I was walking more and writing more, spending more time outside and reading some of the great works of literature and information books that I had been putting off. It was wonderful! And when my husband and I decided to part ways a short time later (not because of the TV!), I decided to go against the advice of many well-wishing friends and relatives who thought I needed the boob tube for company.
Breaking the chains of the advertisements that blare at us through the glitzy packaging of programming has actually helped me a great deal. It took a while to fully experience it and sometimes it leaves me out of conversations that are centered around last night's show, but I think in the long run, it has been well worth it. What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree? Do you think I'm a crazy hermit lady? Please, let me know what you think!