Turn off your TV

Television is one of the biggest addictions in our culture. Most people catch at least a few minutes of TV every day, and according to studies, many people watch it for several hours every day. It seems that most of us can’t do without TV.

There are plenty of advertisements on TV that warn us of the dangers of drug addiction, sex addition, and other forms of addictions. There are even shows based on addiction. So why don’t see anything about television addiction? If addiction is bad, then it stands to reason that addiction to TV is bad, too. Right?

We have TVs in the den, the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, and in restaurants and doctors’ offices. TVs are everywhere. We have to actually make effort to get away from them.

If you live to be 80 years old, you’ll live 960 months. That’s a lot of months. Think about it. 960. Wow! Can you go just one month without TV?

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. I used to be hooked on TV, but now I don’t even own one. I gave it away years ago.

Without the comfort and distraction of TV, what will happen in your brain? In your marriage? In the lives of your children?

If you turn off the TV for just one month, and you decide to turn it back on afterwards, you will see it in a completely different way. It will look very different to you.

Give it a shot. You will come out of this experiment a different person. I dare say a better person.

Challenge yourself. Turn off your TV.

3 thoughts on “Turn off your TV

  1. I want to share an observation. Tonight, while spending time with others, I had the displeasure of catching the news on TV. It was 22 minutes before anything positive was mentioned. Think about that. Twenty two minutes of negativity before anything positive was reported. That’s over 73% of the news program spent reporting negative events before a single mention of anything positive. I wonder what the psychological impacts are of ongoing large-scale negative news reporting.

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