Digity wrote:Tomorrow I plan to cancel my cable tv subscription. I'm just so bored of tv and barely ever watch it anymore. I might get Netflix, but we'll see. Do most people here watch tv? I think the more I've gotten into the practice the less interested I've become spending my time watching television. I think there's a correlation.
manas wrote:II find that if one lives alone and sometimes spends an entire day hardly ever seeing anyone else, that a bit of TV in the evening can sometimes alleviate that feeling of isolation. But it just can't compete with the Internet anymore. Most of what's on TV is really low-grade stuff, and being able to search for quality videos on places like youtube is a much better way to get one's entertainment fix, if that is what one needs. So I would say I'm down to just a few hours a week now, and not by any act of willpower, just because it's mostly so very dull and boring.
Ben wrote:What on earth are you people talking about?
TV is good for you.
Seriously, TV is just a medium and is only as good or as bad is what you choose to consume, uncritically.
Kim O'Hara wrote:"choose to consume, uncritically"? The problem is often that people don't actually choose at all, just switch the thing on.
BlackBird wrote:...action may be mindfully done or mindlessly done, but it cannot be unconscious.
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