34 hours of television viewing, per week, per person!
I am going to repeat that 34 hours of television viewing, per week, per person.
To these people, I ask... What life are you NOT living?
What life are you not participating in?
The answer. Your own.
If you are watching 34 hours of television per week which is approximately 5 hours daily.....
When are you spending time with your children, your spouse, your loved ones?
When are you reading and getting informed?
When are you participating at large in the community around you?
When are you spending time out doors.
In fact- When is it that you actually LIVE your life?
Watching tv is not living. It is passively viewing entertainment as your life passes you by....
Living isn't passive, it is active.
When you lie on your death bead, reviewing your life, you will surely not say " I should have watched more tv"
NO, you will not.
Instead you will be filled with regret for all the things you did not do.
I end with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
By watching 34 hours of television in one week, will you have left the world a bit better off?
No, no you will not.