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Why You Should Stop Watching Tv

We know television doesn’t help us learn what we want to know, but it does help us to live in a way that satisfies our emotional and psychological needs.

While we spend untold hours on the couch each and every day, watching a TV series or getting to know a famous personality, we are also using up that valuable, scarce time we have each day to become better people. How many of us watch more than 100 hours of TV everyday? And how many of us watch it daily? This doesn’t mean we spend all our time watching television, but when we do, we are not creating or sustaining relationships with our friends and family. We are becoming less productive, more anxious, and less successful. You don’t need to be an actor to help people understand that a life without TV is not possible.

While we spend untold hours on the couch each and every day, watching a TV series or getting to know a famous personality, we are also using up that valuable, scarce time we have each day to become better people. (We spend untold hours on the couch each and every day.)

I was in a store recently, and found myself reading a book on a table in front of me:

(What are you looking at? )

If you are a human and know that this is not your place to be, then I’d like you to take a step back. The world we live in is full of people with problems and worries, and if you are reading a book at this precise moment as if it was about a person in need of help, then the problem with television is that we are not helping. So, if you still haven’t had your fill, please don’t read any more books. You need to be a human and not a consumer. You need to be your own best friend. You need to help your friends so that they can grow and succeed and reach their full potential. A life without television means you also don’t have any friends.

I have a friend that is a writer, and she says that one of her greatest joys is interacting with her readers online. I always enjoy reading her blogs because they are so inspirational. She uses her online connections to help readers find new resources, connect to other people, write more and be better people. The more her readers learn about themselves, the more they will improve and be successful within their own lives.

Many times I’m asked “If you aren’t the type of person who spends time watching television every day, what are you doing in your spare time”

I’m sitting on my living room couch with a bowl of oatmeal and fruit and eating some of that oatmeal. 

I have a book that I would like to share with you, but I have no idea how I am going to get to it, let alone write it. I don’t even know the name of the person my book is about. However, all my efforts go to creating a better life with a different mindset.

I spent a few weeks doing this:

I got a new dog, and took a road trip to a destination that was close to my home. I also tried to become emotionally and mentally healthier through yoga and meditation.

I spend my time doing what I feel like doing, and if I feel better about doing that, that is a good thing.

If you have a hard time focusing on the present moment, then I want you to do the same for a second and notice what is going on around you right now.

This is what you can do this evening:

Take a good look at your situation. It isn’t a good way to do this.

If you are a human, look at this situation from a human perspective. The problem isn’t with society.

If you are a consumer, look at this situation from a consumer perspective. It is going to take an effort to break the habits of television-watching. And it will make a difference.