Originally posted by agent_01
Interesting and I think a very true topic.... I wonder what the world might be like with no TV?
But like they say, thats why they call TV programming, because it is exactly that, programming.
The Matrix has you Neo!
Programming.....I totally agree.
I can tell you exactly what life is like with no TV.
I am fully self-sufficient. if something breaks, I can fix it. If something threatens me, I can defend myself. I'm not fat! I'm healthy! And I am
far more intelligent than any of the people around me in my environment.
I am not a dumb consumer, I don't eat fast food, but rather cook myself and eat smart.
I have lots of hobbies. I play guitar, I am a boxer, a runner, I build things continuously in my shop rather than buy some pre-manufactured crap.
When I need to know something I can go on the internet and find the info I need and choose what information is pertinent to my task.
I must admit that sometimes I try to watch TV, but I see hidden agenda in everything. They are either trying to change one's perceptions of reality,
or reduce your moral standards. This usually means I only end up being able to sit in the livingroom for about 10 minutes at a time.
I have found that by not watching TV, I am a survivor with my own views and opinions, my own limits and not what's imposed on me, and I have an
ever-widening ability to question and understand things as they really are without any prejudice.
TV is something I highly recommend people avoid, because regardless of who you think you are, you will be harmed or influenced by it. No good comes
from it. make your own choices and develop your own views.
See things in reality, not the way they want you to see them.
All that, and without it, you'll save about 100 dollars a month in America.
Good thread! Surprised to see how few responses, but I guess that sums it up!