I Could Live Without A Tv

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    Back In College

    Back in college I didn't have a tv for three years and those were three if the best years of my life. It forced my roommates and I to have conversations, and if I ever did want to watch a TV show like the Simpsons, I would go over to a friend's house. I think I could do fine with...
    zincthink zincthink
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013

    Kill Your Television.

    There's a real world out there. Should probably say the same about the internet and video games, but trying to keep a positive attitude so one step at a time
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65
    51-55, M
    Mar 28, 2015

    I Never Thought I Could...

    ...until i couldn't afford to replace my 1999 Sony Trinitron after it went on the blink in 2009. See all those proofread-a-dozen-times, corrected-and-recorrected, revised-a-dozen-times-over blog posts and stories I've written? Ta-daaaaaa!
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2012

    Yes this ******* household is controlled by the

    ******* TV . It kills all and any conversation . I was again trying to have a conversation with her , she who must be obeyed . She can't tear herself away to listen to me. I'm only the fuckwit who Works his big balls off to put food in the mouth of my family . I pray for a...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    My Life Would Be Better Without TV :

    There are a few shows I enjoy; Golden Girls, for example lol. But even when I have them on it is never something I just sit down and watch, it's just background noise. I hate TV for the most part, and have lived without it for years. My husband loves TV sadly and it's very hard...
    MzAmphetamineSpeed MzAmphetamineSpeed
    26-30, F
    May 26, 2013

    Junk For The Mind

    Well I can definitely live more healthily without watching tv everyday.Awhile back my boyfriend shut off his cable, because it costs too much and his tv is nonexistant without an antenae. When I am over at his house, I really don't think about tv unless an awards ceremony or...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    Feb 20, 2010

    That's an understatement .

    If we look at the countries around the world where they don't sit down and watch the television at every waking moment,the population I would think is on a constant increase . I know in my own case, chance would be a fine thing. I've often considered using my reproduction...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    Atleast I Think So.

    i really think i could live without a tv, just not a computer or radio! i don't watch that much really and you can watch most shows online anyway! if i ever have a place of my own  i don't plan to have a tv. mainly because my husband LOVES ours so much that  makes me...
    darlinsam darlinsam
    36-40, F
    Jun 6, 2010

    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    bolt0 bolt0
    26-30, M
    Dec 7, 2013

    I really could live without TV,

    but do not take my music away. Music is my escape from reality when I need a break from my life. Music has helped me through some rough times.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 31, 2015

    I hate spending Friday evenings watching TV

    with my family But I can't excuse myself with "I have a life" because they know I don't They feel like big babies sitting in the sofa, they don't even walk away during commerical break
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    I have not sat down and watched tv

    for a few months now and all I can say is my life has improved so much. My head isn't filled with useless fake garbage anymore. When I walk by my siblings rooms and stop and look at what they're watching on TV, I am disgusted at how fake all of the situations look. They're...
    futuremike1 futuremike1
    18-21, M
    Mar 27, 2015

    most tv is mental/ emotional pollution.

    your life and life in general are precious. there are so much better things to do than watch fake people in fake situations or biased news and dishonest commercials.
    kpl2014 kpl2014
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    In Fact

    Actually some days or weeks, I feel like throwing the damned thing in the trash.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    Can Live Forever Without You

    Yes, my darling TV! It's the painful truth! I can live freely without you, and never miss you. I am not addicted to yours cheep jokes, tonnes of lie and to yours artifical faces, you changed so often, etc...
    Bekther Bekther
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2011

    TV Free And Fine

    I have lived without a TV for six months. I made the decision not to buy one when I moved into my apartment, at least not right away. I was leaving a bad marriage, and the TV was always a fighting point. (That's all he did, and I'm not exaggerating). So I think I was a little...
    gypsycat331 gypsycat331
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013


    I could live without TV. I hardly ever watch it. The only time I really do watch TV is if I'm really bored or I just want some background noise.
    kes36 kes36
    22-25, F
    Nov 23, 2012

    I Really Don't Watch Tv Anymore

    Honestly, the last time I really sit on the couch and watch TV was about two years and eight months ago and I don't miss it at all. Just like other people, I hate advertisements. After I finished my bachelor degree, started my full time work and then got married, my husband and I...
    Caffeine89 Caffeine89
    22-25, F
    Aug 8, 2012
    BreakfastSpecial BreakfastSpecial
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    Have Been For Months Now

    I've not had consistant access to a TV since last October, and I can't really say I miss it.  Pretty much the only thing I ever watched was news/weather...and I get those things online.  It would be nice to have one, but I don't really need it.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Apr 3, 2011

    Boring And Irritating

    I don't think anything bores me and irritates me more than watching TV. All the senseless babbling, stupidity, negativity, commercials and fake get on my nerves pretty quickly. My limit for standing TV  without leaving the room or turning it off is way below 2 minutes.
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2011

    I Live Without A Tv

    I have been living without a TV for several years. And I don't miss it. I watch movies and everything else on my computer if I want to see something. I hooked my Wii up to my computer too. It is my media center. I can do anything with it! I love the fact that I can read the news...
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2010

    i rarely watch tv. i work 40-60 hrs a wk,

    college classes 24 hrs a wk, then HW. i sleep 4 hrs a night.
    scoates71 scoates71
    46-50, M
    Mar 29, 2014

    I Have

    Growing up I spent my summers in a cottage that didn't have a TV, so no TV all summer, I HATED IT. But now as a "grown up" the only times I have owned a television is for hooking up a VCR / DVD player or a game console... I watch Hulu and netflix when I want to watch Futurama...
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2013

    I Never Watch Tv

    It's true, I guess I'm a minority in that sense! The only downside to it is sometimes I miss the jokes people make regarding commercials, but I don't mind. People like explaining what those jokes are about and describing the commercial, which is more fun for me. I don't like...
    Grisvisage Grisvisage
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2011

    I can just watch Netflix

    and Kiss anime.
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2016

    But Not The Internet, Books, Or Music

    When I have a tv I'll read a book will it's on. I don't pay attention to it. I usually turn it off unless the news is on. I would never buy a tv, the only time there's been a tv around was when I live with someone else.
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2013

    Post Your Story About "i Could Live Without A Tv"

    I could easily do without TV as I think it rules too many lives. I can't stand it when people are arguing over what to watch, or dominate the TV as seems to happen where I'm living at the moment. Sometimes I could just hurl a rock at it - would be the end of it - at least for...
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8
    46-50, M
    Jun 24, 2011

    Could? I've not owned one in my life (not

    counting 42" computer monitors, haha). That's not to say I haven't been to places with one and occasionally watched, so I know what I'm missing. I'd say the hardest part of not having a TV is that my mother keeps trying to explain the latest soap opera over phone... "I think...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    Feb 1, 2014

    I finally found out what it's like to go a week

    without tv- and I must say it does benefit me. I have more time to myself without the distraction and I am able to complete tasks. Doesn't mean I have completely given up on tv but day by day I watch less and less of it.
    Wildheart101 Wildheart101
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    I won't tell you "I don't watch TV"

    because that would be untrue. I will watch with friends and family, but myself, it is not on my agenda for any point of the day.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 8, 2015

    Blow Up The TV (Aka Spanish Pipe Dream)

    One of my favorite songs :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BofvfVPFbiM
    JohnInKansas JohnInKansas
    70+, M
    Oct 10, 2013

    But I'd Rather Not

    I love TV.  I think it's plain wonderful.  But I know I could live without one, because I've done it.  A TV is one of those things that doesn't mean so much when you're living in your car. 
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2011

    Nothing Good On Anymore

    Commercials are the epitome of lame. I'm in disbelief at what's on tv most of the time. It's all garbage. Any good shows I wanna watch I just download. www.torrentday.com has every show within 24 hours of it airing on tv. Tv is a complete waste.
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    I've Done It For Stretches Throughout My Life.

    While I do enjoy watching TV on occasion, there have been long stretches of my life where I did not watch any television. I know I can live without a TV, because I've done it before.
    0ppa 0ppa
    36-40, M
    Oct 4, 2012

    I Could Live Without Tv

    I can live without tv.  There's  not much good on it anyway.  I don't watch much of it anyhow so I'm almost without it.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Feb 5, 2012

    And I Will

    I mean I will possess one, but I won't have cable or a converter box. I only like one show basically anyway. I have a DVD player and Netflix, and will watch movies!
    deleted deleted
    Jun 7, 2010


    I am living without one right now. It's highly, highly overrated.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2010

    Quite easily!! For occasional entertainment,

    it has its place. But daytime TV and reality programmes are an insult to human intelligence!!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 24, 2015

    No Cable...

    No TV... And it's been about 6 years since I've not watched much TV. The TV bugs me sort of, with it's pretenses. I've collected a fair number of DVDs over the years, and have a fine supply of great movies to watch when I feel like watching something. There are online...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2010


    We’ve been abducted by an evil force Living in our homes – TVs an effective source Don’t you see the secret messages it preaches Materialism & a path to darkness it teaches TV boxes shoot out cathode rays These rays link with our brain waves This interlock is like the...
    ILoveAllah ILoveAllah
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 10, 2011

    More Like ....

    this should read more like "I should live without a TV" as I have watched too much in my lifetime and wasted far too many hours watching something that amounts to nothing.  Not that there has not been any good TV shows ever, but I am sure it would scare the sh** out of me to...
    DeepForest DeepForest
    1 Response Jun 15, 2010


    Retardina (What my best friend and I call my dad's pet retar- I mean, my step-mother.) can't live without TV. She watches TV as soon as she comes back home from work. She watches TV at night. She watches TV in the morning before work. There is no end. What did I do to deserve...
    katerina8 katerina8
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2011
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