Western society has gradually increased it's awareness of the dangers of sugar, one day TV will be seen in the same way. At the moment there has been zero public discussion of this. TV is universally loved and celebrated. At it's best TV can be inspiring, moving, informative and of course highly entertaining. At it's worst, time wasting, depressing, life-sucking garbage. I've always enjoyed TV, but I can no longer ignore the fact that I've used TV like a narcotic. That rather than using my time for creating & doing & generally living life, I've sat motionless digesting hours of someone else's creativity or lack of, as the case may be.
Here are just some of the reasons why TV can be dangerous to your life:
- It draws you in and makes you feel like you are experiencing something real.
- It's sounds and images are over-stimulating and tiring.
- It saps motivation.
- It leaves you with no head-space to dream and plan.
- It takes up valuable time that you could be using to create, plan, do, remember...
Ultimately It can be just another addiction that we use to escape difficult emotions and thoughts, instead of facing them head on and making a positive change.
Us 2 in this home will continue to watch TV, but TV will take it's rightful place secondary to us actually living life.
I will keep you posted on our progress - tune-in for further updates (pun intended)