Why I Still Don't Own a TV
I'm weird. I grew up without a television. In fact, my parents didn't purchase one until I was fourteen. Even then, I chose not to watch it. Now that I'm on my own, I still don't own a TV.
I thought you'd ask! I sat down and tried to write ten reasons to help you understand. Here goes:
- It's easier—without the noise of the TV—to create an environment that helps me be still and quiet so that I can actually hear from God!
- I'd rather live life than watch it! Same with sports. I'd rather play them than watch them.
- In an insanely busy society, I can hardly keep up with life and priorities as it is, without a television competing for my time and attention.
- My heart's dirty enough without pouring more filth into it.
- Even the stuff that's not "dirty" is usually counter to God's way of thinking. I want to love what He loves, hate what He hates, and think like He thinks.
- I'd rather talk to my friends and guests than vegging with them in front of a screen.
- It's easier to be content with singleness when I'm not constantly being bombarded with television's take on guys/relationships.
- It keeps me from comparing myself to women whose idea of beauty is perfectly unrealistic.
- It gives me more time to read the many, many great books out there.
- It saves money—no monthly cable costs.