(image by me)
I gave up watching TV about 5 years back and I am still very much satisfied with that decision. Moreover I keep learning from other people that they either reduce their TV consumption or set it aside as well. So there seems to be a trend about it!
Now I can honestly admit that I do not miss TV at all. Really! Let me give you some reasons why and tell you how I survive without this powerful mass media.
1. HOW DO I GET INFORMED ABOUT WORLD’S HAPPENINGS?
I gather information about world’s happenings mostly from the web, seldom from newspapers and magazines. AND: it is important for me to be able to read news at least in 3 languages (English, Russian and German), sometimes in 4 (+Italian), which gives me a more balanced overview and is in fact a kind of a vaccination against total brainwash. It amazes me how often one and the same happening being interpreted in different countries. And then I think how differently it will be percepted by the people…and where from so much hatred results…OMG!
2. DON”T I MISS GOOD FILMS?
Sometimes, once in several months I want to see some really good feature film or a documentary, then I go to the cinema or watch a DVD. I came to a conclusion that there is no need to watch so many films, because most of them are simply not worthy of my precious time (hope my two good freinds script-writers will forgive me). I watch the lives of people around and it is so much more interesting! – so many amazing situations, miracles, dramas, emotions… No film-director can ever show it better than the life itself!
Another thing may be my love for detail in a daily life and photo-hunting is a lovely hobby – my “rose coloured glasses” makes life colourful and enjoyable every moment.
3. IT SAVES TIME!
People ask me how do I manage my life with all its huge social activity, work, projects outside of work, family and friends… The reason is – every evening I DO NOT WATCH TV 🙂 It is simply unbelievable how much time I spare with that non-action. A time spared for real life.
Any similar or opposite experiences?
thanks 🙂 axinia