Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Is watching tv part of a healthy lifestyle?

It doesn't seem to matter how many channels they give us...there's still nothing worth watching on tv.

I've gone through stages:  watching reruns, game shows, movies, dvds, reality shows, anything on HGTV, and my current craze, Netflix.  But last night I watched part of a Fox sitcom because a friend asked me to catch the show.  Maybe I'm getting old, or maybe the show was just really that bad, but I'm seriously considering turning in my cable box.

The show on Fox last night was, quite simply, disgusting.  Surely there are better things I can do with my time. Like read a book.  Take a walk.  Clean out a closet.  Change the kitty litter.  

I don't have any profound thoughts on this subject. Just raising the question. Why do we watch it?  Why do we numb ourselves in front of the box?  Why do we feel closer to some tv characters than we do to our own friends? 

I think I'm ready to go outside now and watch what's happening out there.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you there. How many times do people say they turn the tv on to keep them company. And probably a few houses away there is someone who is lonely and would give anything for a friend to keep them company.

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    Your sister


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