Sacrifice Boredom

“In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.”

- Richard Bach -

Intended or not, the first thing I thought of when I read this quote was television, and the periods in my life when that time vampire has seduced and entrapped me. Whenever I have had marathon TV watching sessions, lasting hours, I exit them groggily thinking of the dozen other productive things I could have done with that time. Usually I was bored and did not want to challenge myself to do anything constructive.

A guy I used to work with spent over $150 per month on premium cable programming, and he watched his moneys worth. The wife of a good friend watches TV during most all of her spare time. Many people I know have a routine that includes hours of daily TV viewing.

Watching less TV and pursuing your other passions might not make you more happy and free, but you never know; it could be worth the sacrifice.

1 comment:

  1. EXCELLENT. I got rabbit ears only. I get ABC, NBC and CBS, and, thank the Lord, three PBS stations. That is more than enough for the few hours of TV we watch per week. Keep up the good work.


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