If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Life Without TV

Whoa! That was cool. Yesterday’s post about life without a TV generated wonderful comments. Thank you. This must be a topic we can relate to.

So you want an update of day 3 without TV? Well, truth be told, shows I might really want to watch are available on my computer. Who knew? Y’all probably did, didn’t you? I found out yesterday. I didn’t watch anything, but it was nice to know that I could.

Do I turn the TV on for noise? To distract me? To give the illusion of company?

With periodic background music, I read and wrote and cooked, and even cleaned a bit. I didn’t seem to need distractions as I enjoyed my own company.

However, during this blissful TV-less day, I admit to having rather grandiose ideas. Is this a danger when left alone too long?

Getting out in the cold, wet air last night to teach my first class of the semester quickly challenged that thinking.

It was before going to bed, when I automatically turn on the TV, that I realized this.


Comments on: "Life Without TV" (7)

  1. Have gone tv-less, chocolate-less, and one year internet-less during Lent.

    • yay…and what did you learn?

      • That I had more time to do things I love and spend time with the people. When my kids were younger, without tv, we read aloud. I remember cooking supper and the kids taking turns reading out loud while I cooked. More energy, peacefulness, and generally happier. I still go through periods with out tv and computer for a day or two. (My kids thought it was penance, but we did some really fun things, played all those board games, put together puzzles, I cherish those memories now that they are grown)

  2. I still watch a few shows on the computer… but when I got rid of the tv 1. I had more time 2. I started formulating my own opinions 3. I stopped obsessing about every celebrity and started obsessing about self improvement.

  3. ” I didn’t seem to need distractions as I enjoyed my own company.” This is a great key to it all! My wife and I have been without TV for many years now… It clears the mind.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listening to Learn

Learning to Listen

Listening for Lessons

A Teacher and her Writing Practice

Writing Is My Drink

slake your thirst; find your voice


~ creative ideas for making a difference ~

...the house I live in...

A journal of life pursued

%d bloggers like this: