Do you watch tv?

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Ben
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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by Ben » Wed May 29, 2013 9:38 am

Hi Vern,
Vern Stevens wrote:Ben did not say TV was good for them, Ben said TV is a medium that can be good or bad based on how people choose to use it.
I actually did say that "TV is good for you" on the first page of the thread. However, I was being a bit cheeky and facetious.
However, I maintain that TV is no better or worse than other household objects.
What we choose to watch on tv, and how we choose to interact with the content, is ultimately our own responsibility.
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Ben
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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by Fluke » Fri May 31, 2013 2:50 pm

I watch very little TV but do sometimes watch a movie; I've a fairly large DVD collection. Practically the only television I watch is sports programmes - I'm not interested in all the sex, violence and rhetoric shown on many movies & TV shows.

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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by Helyron » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:59 pm

I do not watch TV, the most time it is just spoon-feeded stuff and advertisement.
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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by Ben » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:32 pm

Do you watch tv?
tv watches me.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by BlackBird » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:02 am

Ben wrote:
Do you watch tv?
tv watches me.

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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by Ben » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:08 am

BlackBird wrote:
Ben wrote:
Do you watch tv?
tv watches me.

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Indeed.
Hence, I better get back to work.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by Buddhe » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:03 am

Good for you Digity!
Im completely with you. No t.v means more free time to do other things more in touch with reality. I gavr up t.v this year and i have never looked back. Im so happy i did. Any news i need to can aquire on my mobile. I too have a subscription with love film not netflix i use the light use package so as not to go overboard.

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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by PadmaPhala » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:13 am

yes, but kinda. it can be replaced by streaming of sport events (mostly Calcio/soccer) and downloading of series (mostly anime, but there's quality in many other countries besides Japan).

won't miss it if it went kapput.

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Re: Do you watch tv?

Post by lyndon taylor » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:33 am

Buddhe wrote:Good for you Digity!
Im completely with you. No t.v means more free time to do other things more in touch with reality. I gavr up t.v this year and i have never looked back. Im so happy i did. Any news i need to can aquire on my mobile. I too have a subscription with love film not netflix i use the light use package so as not to go overboard.

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Thats almost what I was going to say, since going to digital, I haven't watched TV, and Ive never looked back, in fact I consider deciding not to pay for cable and having no TV was one of the better decisions in my life, Why, because in my history Television has addictive potential, I've wasted an incredible amount of time watching nothing, Cheers, Seinfeld, the Simpsons, Frasier,etc etc with the exception of the Simpsons maybe, complete garbage, and over the years I noticed in my most productive periods, very little TV, when I'm depressed and lazy; tons of TV, practically half the day, and all the night!!

So I had already made up my mind that for me, at least, TV wasn't healthy, Then along comes digital, I'm too far from the transmitter to pick it up on antenna, and someones telling me I've got to pay for TV, I'd rather pay for DSL and use a computer, remember the old joke you can't talk to the TV unless you're crazy, well on internet forums and email, the computer talks back, you're actually having online conversations with interesting real people, not movie stars, all over the world, now that's my idea of a slightly, at least, more healthy addiction.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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