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I Don't Watch Tv

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend and I watch a little baseball from time to time, other than that we don't watch a lot of TV. We have other things we enjoy doing that keep us busy.
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Most of the time, it is. I mean, I do watch local news and all, but World News? Nuh-uh! Not for me!
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Seriously, everytime I turn the TV on, there's always a news flash and it's either about a murder or an accident somewhere or the freakin pork barrel scandal. It's all depressing
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F Apr 1

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    There is always something bad, like a war in another country or people dying. It is also very biased they( news reporters) make you believe what they want you to believe. If that...
    tifflo tifflo 13-15, F Apr 1

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    SUMMARY We were best friends for a while, but then he started traveling a lot. Every other week he was gone and that's when we stopped getting along. Now, he is always going out...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    THE LOOKS I GET, when I tell someone I don't have a cell phone. I have to assure them that I don't after they think I'm kidding. "If you don't want me to have your number, all you...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Apologies in advance: this is a longer rant. Most sitcoms disturb & anger me because much of the humor is mean-spirited & involves humiliating other people. I like witty, creative...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm a 16 year old girl. My whole life I have been trying to make my parents proud, but I've never been able to socialize properly with kids my age, I was always numb or upset...
    AGirlSearchingForAnswers AGirlSearchingForAnswers 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I slept from 2am ( after watching some tv, i haven t watched tv for yrs!!) to 5pm today. Then I went to a restaurant to have tea, now I am going to play golf. Nice weekend with a...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F Apr 12

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    People keep telling me I am negative. They don't know what I have to go through or what I have been through and even if they knew they’d probably say my problems are not problems...
    lonewolff666 lonewolff666 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I worked as an assistant to a property manager for a larger company. I was given the task of hiring a maintenance man. I did and he seemed like a nice guy. He did have a past...
    fawnbrown1 fawnbrown1 41-45, F Mar 30

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    How do I know I have OCD?- I don't know if I have OCD, I might just be weird, but ever since I was in first grade I have always done weird things. For example, back in 1st grade...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 6 days ago

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    Listen, I have 15 days of holidays I want to take advantage of it to the chore! well, I listed all the activities I want to do but I don't know how to organize them! -well, I...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 16-17, F Mar 22

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    My mother is awful. I can't even explain how much she's tortured my sisters and I over the years. She makes us think that she will actually be a mother. And when she's gained our...
    agirltoremember agirltoremember 13-15, F Apr 1

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    We met because I started working at a university in a new city and he was my supervisor. After two weeks there we slept together and I became pregnant with twins. When I told him...
    valkyriebird valkyriebird 36-40 Apr 3

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    (Mild Trigger Warning. Don't read if you don't like.) Staring out to the clouds, I wish that I could be with you. Why do you have to be so far away, far away that you are but a...
    DisembodiedLied DisembodiedLied 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I am his wife but yet I feel like I'm the other woman. It's about to be two months since I gave the hubby an ultimatum his family or this other woman. As I suspected he choose her...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I stopped wearing them when I was 16 after this party, it was this house party, I went in white high heels a white mini skirt and a tank top a band where playing and I took off my...
    LillySweetSnatch LillySweetSnatch 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I don't get it... My whole life I've heard guys saying "oh man, I just want a girl(friend) who gets how important (for example) Star Wars is for me, that plays PS3 and like to...
    ineedtogowest ineedtogowest 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've never been "daddy's little girl" and I don't think I ever will. I can never seem to get along with my father in any way at all. I have three sisters, and they don't help that...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I don't know what it is about me, but people just institutionally turn against me for reasons I never find out, if the person ever actually knows why they hate me. Every time. I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 Mar 23

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    It's difficult everyday just looking at myself in the mirror. Currently I'm emotionally drained because I don't feel accepted by anybody and my family does not understand me so I...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I don't feel connected. I can speak and act and pretend, but I don't feel it. And I don't know what connected feels like. Not really. I can't keep a relationship. I've lost...
    RichardQ RichardQ 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5