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I Don't Watch Tv

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    I Don'T Watch TV

    Am I the only one? I remember it was when I was in grade 11 that I stopped watching it. It is just complete mindless garbage in my opinion. I see whole family's sitting around watching TV and it puts me off. It was mainly the advertising that threw me off, but the content seems...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M May 1, 2013

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    There are no good shows on television any more.

    All I ever watch on television (occasionallly) are the local news or a movie on the weekend. I refuse to pay for any cable or satellite television service. I just use an antenna to pick up a few channels, which is just fine with me. I have a DVD player, and I like to watch...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Gave It Up Over 10 Years Ago

    I watch some shows, but I watch them commercial-free on the internet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    I Just Can't....

    I don't even watch the news, anymore, because I'm afraid some bad news is gonna creep up in there somehow. I listen to the cartoons that my kids watch, but I just can't do Jersey Shore, Teen Mom and all these other shows....Dancing with the (non)stars....lol If I ever watch tv...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F Sep 15, 2010

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    I seriously haven't watched any television in

    the last 4 years. I just find it utterly boring. You can't blame me though. Imagine trying to watch friends or the Simpsons or an action movie when you have almost no eyesight. Truly boring. Here's an embarrassing story. I once went to the cinema with my brother and my sister in...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jun 17

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    I can't stand Tv. Honestly I think it makes

    people stupid. They just stare into that screen and get brainwashed into buying products they see on commercials. It's a distraction from the big picture, from what's going on in the world. It's sad that people pay more attention to the latest tv celebrities than the problems we...
    SkyPander SkyPander 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I Prefer An Authentic, Tangible Reality

    It is amazing how much more I'm able to accomplish, and learn, now that I don't watch TV. Watching TV slows brainwaves and creates a trance like state, much like a hypnotic state. This opens the filter between the conscious and subconscious mind allowing new information to be...
    Starseed9 Starseed9 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    Best Thing Ever

    I have two TV's in my house. They are for watching movies only. I don't have cable. Not even basic cable. The TV's are very rarely ever on. I live in the country and my kids and I are outside every chance we get. Watching TV brought a lot of stress to my life. And I noticed my...
    Laughtereverafter Laughtereverafter 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 29, 2011

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    I Think Tv Has Gotten Utterly Idiotic

    I do not watch television. I do not own a television. I haven't owned one for over 6 years. When we were kids, there were 3 channels, if nothing good was on, (often) we went outside and played. Then in Junior High, our tv broke down for the final time. No more going to the...
    Sydgrrl Sydgrrl 46-50, T 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    No Tv

    I used to watch TV here and there and its been a while, I don't at all.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 30, 2010

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    Never Upgraded To Digital

    I never paid for cable, and I let the TV go dead with the change to digital. I only ever watched PBS NOVA once a week anyway. I can download that, and other science and history documentaries, and Bill Maher. Other than that, nada. I don't think I'm missing much, despite the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    Eh...

    We own a tv, but it is not hooked up for cable or network stations. Basically we only use it for watching dvds on the rare occasion that we rent one. If I am somewhere and a tv is on, I will pay some attention to it if it's something that interests me, but really I don't miss...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 8, 2010

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    Television Is a Waste of Time

    Television is big ugly waste of time. Even documentaries are crap these days.  They're mostly filler captures and the same narrative questions answered over. Buy DVD boxsets, support the show and neglect broadcast TV.
    Chronological Chronological 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    I Can Do Well Without It.

    Since I moved to live on my own (when I started to study in the uni) about a year ago I haven't been watching television. In my country I should pay for television licence in ordor to able to watch TV and as I am a poor student I decided not take that that option. Funny thing is...
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 22-25, M Jun 18, 2011

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    I Watch Tv Shows... But Not Actual Cable

    because its terrible. its msotly "reality" shows and commercials for reality shows with commercials for unhealthy stuff i dont need mixed inbetween. we have cable in our house, but it isnt in my room and i never watch it.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Jul 19, 2011

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    Tv

    I only watch sports, but other than that, I have way better high Definition Imagination than that stupid TV, or any TVs, channels, News ruins your mood, and the TV does all the work, all you do is sit there and pay the cable bill, while I check sport updates from Xbox Live, its...
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    My Sister Would Kill Me

    Not that I ever get the chance to try. My sister is glued to the remote!! God, she'd kill you if you even so much as touched it!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    It's Addictive

    I'm actually addictive to TV.  I would sit in front of it and watch show after show...not really caring if it was good or not.  I would sometimes think "WOW I wasted my time watching this??"  I haven't had cable since I left my ex, in April 2010.   My kids are now outside...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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    Just Law And Order: SVU

    I only get the bare, and I mean BARE, basic channels. I get all the local channels, TBS, QVC, and USA. Twenty channels total. Out of those channels, I only really watch one show: Law and Order: SVU. Sometimes I'll get lucky and see Big Bang Theory when Law and Order isn't on. My...
    caitiebug1119 caitiebug1119 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Blessed Silence!!

    I hate the sound of the TV. I hate everything about TV actually. I don't like to be still while someone else chooses what I'm going to see. I don't laugh with those silly programs. I've never seen Friends, Dr House, or anything. I remember my childhood. I didn't like cartoons...
    anonimacy anonimacy 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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    TV-free and Proud!

    During my first year in college, all my free time was spent watching TV.  I could feel it draining my life and my energy, ruining my relationship with my boyfriend, and wasting my time.  When we broke up, I moved in with a friend.  We decided no TV.  We had...
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    And after visiting a friend

    who does, I want my brain cells back!!!! Total garbage and reality shows. Like signing up to be deliberately dumbed down. I don't think it is unintentional either.
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F 4 Responses May 14

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    Well...

    Mostly not... I usually don't unless my mother has recorded  a movie, or she wants to watch something during dinner ^___^
    OleMona OleMona 18-21, F Feb 4, 2009

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    We Have A Monitor.

    We stream movies and documentaries from two or three services, but haven't watched commercial or broadcast television for nearly five years now. Don't miss it, either.
    casualwear casualwear 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    The Silly Box

    When my children were born (1986) I learnt that watching tv was affecting children. I regulated the time spend in front of the set. Today (2012)not everybody is aware of how addictive it is. For the past 10 years I have not watched it and feel that the media is controlling how...
    vicramaco vicramaco 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    I Don't Miss It..

    It's been over a month since my tv has shown anything other than dvd's..  I go through phases where I'll make a point of turning on the news to keep in touch with what's going on, and there are a few tv series that I've gotten on dvd over the years, but I have an issue with...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Dec 15, 2010

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    No Tv!! Omg

    There are many rasons for someone for no watching TV, mine it's that in my country ARGENTINA; TV has lot of sexual themes and they are always treating the womens as stupid sexual objects... and they made absollutly absurd sexual jokes ... like the other day EVERYONE was clapping...
    Nidimon Nidimon 18-21, F Jun 28, 2009

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    Actually

    I do watch one show on TV it's on the BBC channel, it's called Doctor Who, otter than that, I don't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2013

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    Don't Own One

    If I'm somewhere and there's a TV I'll probably waytch, but we don't own one at home.  We didn't have one when we moved and never saw much reason to get one.  There's not much worth watching on anyway.
    forkbender2000 forkbender2000 26-30, F Sep 8, 2008

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    I Don't Have Time For Mindless Garbage...

    I like to live life, not watch some fantasy version of the lives of fictional characters. Aside from that, commercials are boring and annoying. Most TV shows are geared to people with a grade 8 education. The news reported by mainstream media is more propaganda than truth. I am...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Television

    TV is mostly junk directed at the mindless who sit in front of it.  It's been shown/studied that it's not good for you when you could be reading, running, working out, or talking.  TV sucks and I rarely use that language.  It's a curse on our culture.
    epoxy201 epoxy201 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have a Netflix account, which apart from sports and the odd repeat of The Bill, I tend to watch TV on there, even then it's maybe two hours towards the end of the day. Unless I'm...
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    I used to care too much about what others thought about me, or about being liked by everyone, but I have discovered that that is a path to misery. No matter how good you are, some...
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    My mind is a tangled mess currently, This is a random post to hopefully get some of the randomness out of my head. I appreciate advice, but please message not comment. I am...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F Jul 21

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    Every time I help my mom cooking, I thought that it was indefinitely unfair that my father and brother are lazying in the couch watching tv and not bothering a single glance to see...
    aquavintage aquavintage 18-21, F a week ago

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    My roommate has a baby and IMO is a terrible mother. She does drugs (alcohol and weed) while breastfeeding. She often goes out late at night to party and leaves the baby with a...
    secretgarden22 secretgarden22 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know how or why but you take the edge off and i don't think I'm choosing not to feel i just think you're making it easier on me because she's gone and you're here but I...
    catsoncatsoncatsss catsoncatsoncatsss 16-17, F Jul 2

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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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    It is said that we should love our parents. Mother is uniqe. Only one of her kind. But my mother is a person who hurt me the most in life. Because of her i've been crying the most...
    viktorija99 viktorija99 16-17, F Jul 1

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    This is absolutely 100% true. Nothing made up. A little long but I'd love to hear your opinion. I don't speak to my parents anymore. My mom and dad are broke, they did not manage...
    Hallowes27 Hallowes27 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Everyday I get closer to being age 30 and for some reason I have decided if things are still the same I maybe just end it myself. I mean I seriously don't want to end it but I just...
    Natemares Natemares 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I don't agree with pharmaceutical drugs either! Pharmaceutical drugs doesn't cure the problem just masked/ hide the pain for a little while which is all well and good but we get...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I was introduced to this guy at a town street fair the other night. We chatted and had fun. I don't know many people in the area, but the ones I do know are twice my age and this...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I thought I could firgive his infidelity, but honestly, I don't think it deserves forgiveness, and all the lies? I know they don't...Im scared to be on my own, Im disabled, and my...
    50freenflirty 50freenflirty 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I'd rather just crawl back into my sheets and watch the perks of being a wallflower and be sad together with charlie. I don't want to have to act happy and energetic all day...
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    This is a big part of who I am. I never want to hurt anyone. I've always put that before myself, always watching what I say and how I react and do things so I don't hurt others. I...
    KilljoyTillTheEnd KilljoyTillTheEnd 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    **** the people of Westboro Baptist Church. I'm personally agnostic atheist, so basically I don't really believe God is real, yet still I have no proof, so I keep in mind he could...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I have the ex from hell. We were long distance and it ended TERRIBLY. His best friend kept me sane during all the fights and heartbreak. I hadn't seen him in four years but we...
    sugarsweet88 sugarsweet88 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I don't want to do anything anymore. I no longer see a point. I don't find anything fun to do, or entertaining. All new things I try fail miserably, no matter how much I practice...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Jul 3

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    I need to rant I don't care anymore, i don't give a ****. I don't care about some so called friends (you know who you are you sick MoFos .!.) i don't care if you "care" for me...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I don't give up but ******* it I'm so near my breaking point I'm sick of the hiding the lying the good night texts the going to places with her I'm so sick of it I don't know what...
    Ducky3209 Ducky3209 18-21, F Jul 3