A gentleman from Berkeley said to me that I "would be a better human being if I threw out my TV."
Sounds like a good idea, but I'm not totally convinced yet.
I agree that most TV shows nowadays lack creative substance and are designed to sell products rather than to entertain or enlighten, but that doesn't mean quality television doesn't exist. Shows like Dr. Who, House, and Community are a few examples of shows that are superbly written and poignant. And who can forget Star Trek: TNG and Tales from the Crypt from decades past?
And then there's the news. There are just too many so-called news programs out there that are more concerned with sensationalist drivel rather than reporting facts. It could be worse, I suppose. At least we still have newspapers (you remember those, right?).
So what do you all think?
Do you think that you would lead a happier life if you threw out your TV?
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