Numbers don’t lie: I’ve wasted 60+ days of my life watching tv shows. What about you?
I did a little math with http://tiii.me/. Apparently, I’ve watched 64 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes of tv shows, movies excluded. I did go way back to tv shows I even watched in high school etc., so it should be a decently comprehensive list. But still. That’s over two months of my life, gone, poof.
And I can’t image — with all these new shows, originals, streaming services, and more — that the natural course of things will slow down. Unless I make it.
Since the beginning of time, people have needed to tell and listen to stories. But tv shows have gotten at telling them, that all we do is listen. I cry, laugh, feel happy and sad, excited, relaxed, anxious etc., at all these stories crafted by storytellers.
But by watching all these stories, I’m not living nor telling my own. Or at least, not as much as I think I probably should / would like to. I’ve missed out on 60+ non-stop days of stuff, some of which might have made up (personal or shareable) stories. eg. Perhaps, I would have run into my next relationship at a gas station when out of change after a night out, not in bed with my laptop streaming Love.
Now, I’m not saying tv shows are bad. They’re actually awesome and those 60+ days were not wasted. I very much enjoyed (most of) them; some were watched alone when I needed to relax, over delicious dinners, with friends or hot dates.
What I am saying though, is that maybe I should go on a tv show detox, then get into a healthier habit of watching fewer.