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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    21 Mar '15 10:52 / 1 edit
    4 months ago, I took the somewhat radical step of disconnecting my TV. The effects have been pretty good. I exercise more, interact with people more, and have a brighter outlook on things, since I'm not being fed a non stop stream of negative news stories (good news does not sell very well). I do miss the occasional Notre Dame football game, and seeing Patty Stanger of Millionaire Matchmaker in her tight little low cut blouses, but overall it was a good decision. The effects of TV on people, though not dangerous, are generally not very good. It might be something to consider...

    http://theunboundedspirit.com/the-harmful-effects-of-watching-television/
  2. 21 Mar '15 11:09
    Originally posted by bill718
    4 months ago, I took the somewhat radical step of disconnecting my TV. The effects have been pretty good. I exercise more, interact with people more, and have a brighter outlook on things, since I'm not being fed a non stop stream of negative news stories (good news does not sell very well). I do miss the occasional Notre Dame football game, and seeing Patty ...[text shortened]... ng to consider...

    http://theunboundedspirit.com/the-harmful-effects-of-watching-television/
    Could probably say the same about the interwebz
  3. 21 Mar '15 16:18
    Congratulations. Television is a great example of how demand is created for things which are completely unnecessary.
  4. 23 Mar '15 00:47
    Originally posted by bill718
    4 months ago, I took the somewhat radical step of disconnecting my TV. The effects have been pretty good. I exercise more, interact with people more, and have a brighter outlook on things, since I'm not being fed a non stop stream of negative news stories (good news does not sell very well). I do miss the occasional Notre Dame football game, and seeing Patty ...[text shortened]... ng to consider...

    http://theunboundedspirit.com/the-harmful-effects-of-watching-television/
    I've been considering doing the same for the last two months. Would save me $100+ a month.
  5. 23 Mar '15 05:46
    I haven't used a TV for 2 years. I got rid of it a year ago after a year of disuse and a year before that of only watching one or two shows a week. The main reason being that I get my entertainment and news off the internet and watch/read it on a computer. The choice of entertainment and news on the TV was far too limited for me.
    I get to experience TV when I visit my mum, and I realize just how poorly presented the News programs are. It is packed full of self advertising, repetition, and sensationalism.