I am not missing television..

Posted: March 2, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The TV has been off at home, for a little more than a month now. And it may be off for at least another 3-4 weeks.

Reason for this being the board exams of the younger daughter. And the need to eliminate all distractions for her.

We had done this once before when the elder one had her boards 3 years back. So for me, it was a repeat performance.

And while when TV is on, I have my hour or so of intake (mostly sitcoms and the like), I have not missed television in this 1.5 months approximately.

In spite of the World Cup cricket going on, and all that..

In fact, the change in my lifestyle with early sleeping, being productive early mornings, getting into an exercise schedule and all, have all also happened, thanks to the TV not being around, for me.

Just makes me realize how much of my time, TV was taking up, and how little of an impact, its absence has had on my life.

Are there more of such time wasters that we all have in life? Those that take away precious minutes and hours from our day, without us realizing it? I am going to look for those in my life, and try to eliminate them.
And you?

Will TV be forever off, now that I have understood how much of a time waster it has been? I guess not. I also do not want to live regimented life. But appreciating life without TV enables me to be more choosy about how much and what to watch.

  1. Joe S says:

    The whole idea of board exams has become alien to me even though I lived through it growing up. In my adopted land – USA – students generally have the same day and same life, irrespective of whether there are exams or not..atleast in my family. Our next gen is not a family of muggoos and they take a broad perspective..of which academics is only one part. Exams coming up, great. What about that soccer final I need to play in today..check, will do that. What about that birthday party, check, will go to that. What about Facebook and IM updates..will definitely do that. i think part of the reason is that in the US education system, there is not ONE super important exam..but a series of semi-imp exams all through the semester. So it does not necessarily peak at any point. Students are also graded on homework (weekly) and class participation (daily)…so it is an ongoing and cumulative process. I kinda prefer that…than the nightmare 1 month crash studying we had to go through each semester. I think that also made the rest of the semester less important..since you were only graded on that one big compelling event…

    I got a kick from an article I read in Mumbai last week, on “Diets for the Board Exams!!! Tan da da…

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