This is just not very easy for me. I have been turning it off except to ‘watch’ specific programs. I don’t actually sit to watch them, I do dishes, cook, or other minor tasks. But, I also try to read email and balance the accounts – which isn’t very wise. I just like the noise – it is comforting but I worry that I am missing insights and I can’t hear the ramblings in my head which keep me focused. I just don’t want to turn it off – and then I compromise and feel bad because I know it nibbles away at my sense of grounding.
I am of the generation that remembers a time before TV. But I like TV. I keep it on at night, watching or not. And I don’t feel guilty about it, either! Life is filled with all kinds of things that make us feel bad. Why add TV to it?
If only I could be as forgiving of myself as you are to me! Your gentle words are so kind and yet pragmatic. Thank you.