I have a friend who tells the following story:
I once had a college communications professor who asked the class to
raise their hands ff they had ever been hypnotized.
A few hands went up.
He then asked how many had watched TV for more than 15 minutes
without leaving the chair/sofa.
The whole class raised their hands.
"You've all been hypnotized", he said.
TV - Electronic Soma.
Hee, hee. ;-D
Between 1970 and 1998, I, like everyone else, had my favorite TV shows.
On different channels, during the same hour, even!
When the VCR came along I was in heaven because I could tape all my favorite show when not at home, and never miss an episode.
Then I began to think about what else was missing in my shut-in life, and the very 1st step I took was to stop watching all but 2 of my favorite TV shows.
In a couple of more years I even stopped watching them.
These days I only watch news programs, and sports, and the occasional cartoons in passing.
Over the last 4 years I've watched the occasional Video, and DVD, but one of the biggest changes is that while I still read books as much as ever, I don't read the Newspaper as often, and rarely read Magazines.
The other change, of course, began when I got a Computer and went online at the end of the 1990's.
I read a lot online, and became a Blogger.
I wonder how many Bloggers, and other Computer users, are "Hypnotized" by their Computer, and have forgotten that there is more to life than sitting in front of their computers Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Gaming all day long?
Join me in doing something else, why don't you?
You won't miss anything, trust me. ;-D