uh yeah. too bad i dont watch tv, ever. neither do most of my friends.
Same here. But that's not "too bad". That's a good thing. It's still a good message to spread to coworkers and family.
Wouldn't this apply to computers as well?
I would think so, although a lot people have gotten to the point where a computer is necessary for their job. Television is purely for "entertainment" purposes, and an easier cut to make. Computers are also a good way for relaying information and creating some good ( as long as not soley relied on or used in excess ), there is still some free communication there, whereas television networks are almost soley bought out by larger corporations and while in US is supposed to be have fairly free range for people to buy out advertising spots and air their thoughts ( if they have the money in their pockets ) it usually does not go that way. If someone wants to air an advertisement opposing something such as Chevron gas company, the networks wouldn't dare, because Chevron (as an example) might pull out any possible funding they are giving the network. It's which is the worse of two evils, but I'd focus at television first.
lol. i haven't watched TV since September. My life is much better and fuller.
yeah, since you have the internets
I think some TV can be as good as a book. Sure there's lots of absolute shite on TV but there are some gems. I'm tired of seeing some TV dissed ahead of books. There are hundreds of terrible books out there, too.
To me the difference between the two is that a lot of people will sit zoned out in front of the television, watching things they don't even want to watch, their minds being filled with advertisements, and their moods and point of view altered as they intake little subliminal things without even realising. How many people will read a book they aren't interested in (unless it is for school or work)? How many people will watch a show they do not like, or think is only mediocre, when they could be off doing better?
What about the History channel and the discovery channel? Pretty much the only 2 networks i pay any attention to.
I think what the point is is that people should stop being anti-social and shut-in and go and do things with their lives. Be productive.
It's a pretty simplistic viewpoint but it's something nice to try.
Distractions are distractions, period.
I own just a small tv, but don't have cable. I never use the tv for anybut but to watch movies now and then. But my computer monitor is about the same size as my tv and has a better sound system, so now I use the computer to watch movies instead. I haven't turned on my tv in months. The only thing I miss about tv is that I was much more up-to-date with current events. I suppose I should just read news on the web more often.
I think it isn't such a bad idea. Those of you here chiming in that you don't and haven't watched tv in a while seem to think it is a good thing, yes? How is your life different? I note other people are hedging and trying to justify small amounts of tv or certain shows. Again, I think it is an interesting social experiment. I personally don't watch that much either, but I wonder what I would do if tv was just not an option.
I haven't watched TV or a TV show regularly since 2001... how is my life different? I guess it's different because I can spend more time on the Internet looking at silly video clips.
"stop the procrastination"
those words are foreign to me...i just...don't comprehend! lol i'm sorry this sound like a great idea for some mental clarity, but procrastination = breathing for me, i'm a college student
this is depressing...and i'm just proving you right :)
I agree and appreciate the sentiments. I must repost post haste. But still....why not choose a lamer show than the simpsons/family guy/ (choose one) ?
How is life anymore real than something on television? Who is to say something is "worthy" of time and something is not? Is there a set value that makes one action greater than another?
2007-04-04 06:30 am (UTC)
Deff will repost this ...
... perhaps revitalize this community.
Just now I got this post in my side-bar while I was watching folk globally tweeting and twittering.
LJ is singing bird songs!
This to let you know: I've rigged "hfx_ben
" to tweet updates from this community into TwitterWorld. (I'm there personally as bentrem
so I don't flood anything.)
is this community dead? I tried to post.
Looks pretty dead to me :).
I don't watch TV so it makes little difference to me. However by not watchin TV I do find myself excluded from certain aspects of community; hence if that is what you wish to revitalise, there is an extent to which the method is anti.
Is it wrong ?? who could tell? By what measure??
This is a nice segway to a question I have. We should be passionate about life and put in our all, afterall, it is only through these thoughts and actions that we really 'exist', I suggest. To what extent then can this outlook include morality. Should we be passionate about doing 'good'? What is, what is, what is?
Sorry if I mis-interpret Camus' absurd hero. But this is something I have ne'er learnt.
Can someone clarify this for me?
Does this include the internet?
I don't *need* the internet but it would be difficult