why i don't watch television
a television exercises your ability to watch without action for extended periods of time.
i want to exercise my ability to find creative solutions to complex problems.
the medium is the message
humans are composed of instruments that cooperate to sense and action.
the instruments for how we sense and action is embedded in how the message is perceived.
for example: to watch a documentary is about how to sit on the couch and receive information.
our ability to be creative is a muscle that we must exercise to be fit.
if you only consume creative content, your muscles with atrophy from lack of exercise.
television is a way to receive sensory perception from a remote source. television leaves little room for sensory imagination.
after not watchcing television for some years, now i find it too stimulating, overwhelming without control.
watching a television is like entering a car and going for a ride.
a common reason for watching television is to relax.
here are some other ways to relax:
listen to your inner mind
be quiet, hang out in your own self
write in a journal
create a trail of your thoughts
read or listen to a book
an author of a book makes less decisions about sensory perception than television.
sense the author’s cues, then create the story in your sensory imagination.
connect with your friends
share your trails
talk about what’s on your mind
be an explorer in new worlds
follow other trails, but don’t follow a set path
why does this matter?
you are what you eat.
the creative content you eat becomes you, the decisions made by the author.
exercising your creative muscle helps you make your own creative decisions.
interesting people are those who explore and follow new paths.
note: something i found after writing this: Four Arguments For The Elimination of Television, via