No more cable. That’s right. In all fairness, it wasn’t a hard decision. Aside from checking the weather channel occasionally and maybe watching a hockey game here and there, the TV remote did not get out much. There was a time when my evening routine included a Seinfeld episode or two, but that’s history too. These days I find it immensely entertaining to watch TED talks and of course, write and read. Our minds deserve better. They do.
Television may provide entertainment but I crave the high that comes from being exposed to something that challenges or inspires me. I love the train of thoughts that these activities create in my brain, like contrails on a summer sky. Time is a precious commodity. Don’t let it go to waste. An entire world opens up when you turn off the TV. But you know that already. It’s just that… well, it’s hard to give it up.
Here’s my dare for you: pretend your cable is not working for a week or so and see what happens. Better yet, pretend your cable is not working anymore and see.