Have you quit TV? (All broadcast TV)
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
So I'm curious:
Yes. For about four or five years now.
I still have the TV but if you turn it on you'll get static.
Why did you do it?
It seemed incredibly unhealthy for us at the time to continue to watch it. We felt inundated with junk, and no doubt whatever Psyops of the month they
were beaming into our household.
I realize how addicted one can become to the boob-tube.
Even as background noise. Right now, it's either music or silence.
Have you found it to be a positive or negative change and why?
I feel less burdened and addicted.
It was different because I grew up in a family with TV's everywhere and a million channels to choose from. When I go back home I'm still amazed at
all the stuff my family watches. Even more amazed at all the shows that are on and how crazy they seem.
It's like nothing but watching humans do silly things or outright fail. Especially that "Real" TV stuff. I start to wonder where schadenfreude
comes into play.
I still read the news online of course, and we occasionally will watch something like a movie or even a good show if I find out about them from
people. Recently just stuff from the BBC or simply a Nature show and usually I find out about them a while after its aired. Mostly we just look
something via the computer.
When I had cable or broadcast TV I felt like I was just flipping through the channels to watch something when I knew there really was nothing to
There is still good stuff out there and I still love watching shows about animals.
What have you noticed in your life since you quit?
Spiritually I feel more energized and motivated.
A lot of time to reflect. To write, draw, design, and be creative.
The ability to hear the "quiet voice" within us all. The one drowned out by incessant stimuli. I like what it has to say. I'm still trying to
My wife and I are in our early 30's and we're not getting any younger so we try and spend a lot of time in nature or outside. We've both been
abroad (she was born in Europe) but separately so recently we've been discussing traveling to places we haven't been to.
Probably Tokyo is on the table real soon.
It was a good thing for us to quit TV, even if I had no idea who Lady GaGa was till about a month ago and I think that was through this site.