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autolycus BS: The problem with watching too much TV (45) RE: BS: The problem with watching too much TV 29 Sep 11

"The problem with watching too much TV"

There are many.

One is that watching much, never mind too much, stops you from reading all the books you'll ever want to, hearing all the music ditto, ditto plays, ditto films, ditto art, ditto visiting all the place it's viable to go to, ditto meeting people and seeing friends and relations, ditto learning languages,........need I go on?

Music is my biggest thing, and, amongst much other stuff, I've begun making a speciality for myself of classical music by composers of Jewish descent. Just getting some layman-style expertise in that small part of the long list above seems a long way off; there's just so much. Some of the composers i've found wrote a lot. I'm trying to hear it all. Eventually.

I too learnt about questioning when doing a philosophy degree. One of my teachers once said, "To a good philosopher, nothing is obvious."

Except that it's obvious to me th't there's so much to do in the way of books, films above that TV doesn't get much time unless it has something more important or enjoyable than any of the alternatives.

In my selling days I heard the line [to keep us working in the evenings] "TV is just watching other people being be successful."

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