Life Without Television

Life without Television

  How would we ever get through the long, quiet evenings?   Every day millions of people turn to their televisions as a form of escape from the pressures and stress of day to day life. The television, to them serves the purpose of entertaining them for a half hour or an hour at a time.   Well when my family’s only television set went to the repair shop a few days ago, my parents, and I thought we would have a terrible week. However, we soon realized that living without television for a while was a stroke of good fortune.   We found that we had more time on our hands to invest in our interests alone, to complete some postponed chores, and start achieving a healthy lifestyle.  

    First of all, with no television to compete for our time, we found plenty of hours for personal interests. We all read more that week than we had read during the six months before. We read a lot of books such as Obama’s biography, “Dreams from my father” by Barack Obama, “Heaven is for real” by Tomas Nelson, and “Your best life now” by Joel Olsteen. Before we lived without television, we watched some dramas instead of novels and we watched reality shows such as the lavish Beverley Hills Housewives in which became highly addictive to watch. Instead of investing our times in reading books, we wasted our time in nonsense. There’s a reason why they coined the term “couch potato”. Excessive TV watching turns you into a potato or a zombie in time. The best part without the television was that we could have discussions about the books that we had read. We each also enjoyed some hobbies we had ignored for ages. We started to go hiking every weekend to Starved Rock State Park which was my mother’s hobby, so in result we can stay active and not become   coach potatoes.   In addition, I stopped procrastinating with my homework.   When I was doing schoolwork, I would become quite distracted, from the television sounds and from my favorite shows that I couldn’t give up...