posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 09:09 AM
Heh, that's another difference for me then. If I see an AD a lot, I'm more likely to boycott it from being annoyed. I think I just have a lower
tolerance for repetition than most people.
You're so right about televised food. Those &%#*ing corn syrup "sugar is sugar" commercials. How do they get away with lying like that?
I can definitely see what you mean about tv addiction. My wife can't fall asleep without it on. To me that's just crazy. I get the need for
distraction noise, but why leave yourself open to subliminal programming like that? When you can choose to listen to instrumental music or nature
ambience? She says it doesn't have the same effect.
I never wanted a tv in the bedroom in the first place, but at least we worked out a compromise; I naturally stay up later than her, so I ask her to
put it on a timer so that it's off when I come to bed. The way I see it, we have to let each other be each other. We're always compromising though.
In the car, sometimes she listens to the radio (pop radio, which is still weird for me. I grew up with headbangers, so I've never met someone who
seriously listened to pop without making fun of it), and sometimes I play the bands I enjoy. We can even veto certain songs or bands that one of us
Anyway, I just don't get why anyone would use the television as a moral compass in the first place. It's just entertainment. It's fiction. Sure,
you can always find a moral thread to a story if you try, but you don't HAVE to agree with it. You can examine it and discard it if it doesn't make
sense. Maybe people just don't realize how much freedom they really have? Maybe the guidance they receive makes people feel comfortable? Like you
said, comfort and trust.