Monday, May 16, 2016


"Larger voices calling." 
~ Crosby, Stills, and Nash ~

According to a Nielsen survey, average Americans watch 34 hours of television a week- between 4 and 5 hours a day, and this number increases as we get older. The implications of this are bothersome at best: so much lost productivity and wasted life! We whine and complain about not having enough time and the lack of fulfillment and happiness that we feel in our lives... it's no wonder!
     Let's get honest and brave and look at our television habits and realize that if we made some adjustments, there are hours to claim for ourselves in the pursuit of a greater calling. We could get an online masters degree in the time we sit vegetating in front of the screen, or write a book, or design a building, or learn a new craft. The options are unlimited, as is our potential.
     After an hour or so of relaxation, what real benefit to our life is so much daily TV?

I limit the amount of time I sit in front of the television and follow my dreams instead.