99% of television is crap. I stopped watching television regularly back in 1981 and over the years have maybe gotten into five or six shows that I thought were worth watching. ‘House’ and ’24’ being two that come to mind. Even then I can catch them online so I don’t have to sit through commercials.
Movies.. I can catch those in the theater or DVD.
News.. I get it faster and with less bias Online.
Ads.. If I want something, I get better info on a product/service if I research it Online.
Let’s look at the person who watches ‘only’ 2 hours of TV a day, on average through the week. It’s been 11,315 days since 1981. At 2 hours of TV a day, that’s 22,630 Hours spent watching TV instead of living Life. That’s roughly 943 24-Hour-Days of a person’s life GONE they’ll never get back. Equal to 2.5 YEARS spent non-stop just watching TV. The way I see it.. I’ve been busy enjoying and exploring life an extra 2.5 years over this TV watching person.
What would anyone give to have an extra 2.5 Years added to their life? Too late about the past.. but for the future? Considering the crappy programming a person gets in exchange for their time (their Life, really).. it’s just not worth it.
What about you? Will your last thought on your death bed be, “I wish I’d spent more time watching TV.” or… “I’m so glad I turned off that damn box and went out to explore the world around me. Hiking, doing hobbies, visiting friends, raising my children, etc.”
You only get one shot at this. It’s your decision. What will you choose?
— Henry Velez
Author: Henry Velez
Henry Velez is a writer, traveler and vlogger currently living in the Philippines. He has written extensively on social issues, relationships and travel.