I used to watch TV almost daily. As soon as I got home from university or work, I would turn the TV on and leave it to do its thing on the background. I am even ashamed to say I had a cable subscription.
There was no chance of stillness within me, there was no glimpse of ever relaxing my consciousness and subconscious with all the racket going on at the TV programs.
It is actually the easiest way to become a better person in every aspect of your life.
No TV – and you start asking yourself questions during your free time.
Here are the 5 Reasons Why I Stopped Watching TV:
1. Drama, Fear, Negative Energy
As it might come to no surprise to you, the tv shows, live news etc focus a lot on negative and dramatic (sometimes fabricated) situations, happenings or news.
Drama is the easiest way to catch someone’s attention and hold him still and starring at the TV.
Even an advert starts with a negative situation that you could relate to your day to day life and eventually offers the “release” to this problem by buying or consuming whatever they are advertising.
Fear makes people hopeless and instils in them a state of continuous alert.
When fear is present, the body starts to slow down systems such as the auto-immune system in order to concentrate its energies to defend against a possible attack.
That is the result of fear, stress etc.
We will discuss these in more detail in a future article.
2. More Free Time
You always find yourself sitting on the couch and just surfing the channels without a purpose, you stay for 5 minutes on one then you move on to the next one.
The next thing you know it’s already 23:00 and you have to go to sleep in order to wake up, go to work and produce money in order to pay for the cable and previously the new big TV.
When I stopped watching TV, I realised I had more time on my hands.
I had more time to socialize face to face, (not facebook!) and then I found out that there were books I wanted to read.
There was more time to cook and eat better food and do it in a relaxing way and not while watching a dramatic “breaking news” on the TV.
Then I found stories about meditation, spirituality, art, hobbies, and passions and so I started to work on myself. I became a better person, a better version of myself.
3. Being a Better Version of Yourself
How can you stand out from the general mass if every day you watch the same as the mass does?
How can you become a better you if all you do is sit in front of the TV and just absorb whatever the TV programs want you to absorb?
Watching TV induces a passive state of the brain that will sabotage any chances of doing any sort of activities that will help you evolve.
The book on the shelf can wait – there is this new reality show on channel X.
Your workout can wait a day or 10, I just turned on the TV and I don’t feel like doing any sports.
That YouTube personal development speech I saved last week on my browser’s bookmarks can again wait more weeks since there is this a football game on the sports channel.
Your brain will come up with all sorts of excuses to push its passive agenda on you. You will soon realise years have passed and you didn’t even start doing any of those activities you had planed for yourself.
The best 3 activities of reading, exercising and getting enough sleep are necessary in becoming a better version of yourself.
4. Absorbing the Right Information
Lies and deception are being shoved down your throat the second you turn on the TV.
There is no coincidence that almost all the Channels on TV are owned by just a handful of people who control what information goes out and what information doesn’t.
If there would ever be a pertinent channel with true information, people would wake up.
Do you think society would want for their people to wake up and start going against the flow of this machine that society is? It would be bad business.
In other words, if you owned a company and had information announcements every lunch break, would you start telling people that there is another company who offers better salary for less work?
No! You would actually do your best to stop that information from reaching the ears of your employees. You wouldn’t want your business to go down.
So is the case with society which you can image it being a huge corporation.
5. Don’t be a Consumerist
When I attended several entrepreneurial conferences and meetings, Advertising came into discussion.
The main focus of advertisement was on the people’s problem. Create a scenario where you pretend to know how it is to be that “victim” and how you have learned that only THIS product offers a solution. Do that and people will buy – was the general advice of the business coach.
Expect to see all sorts of adverts that will sublimely programme you to buy their advertised products.
“Having insomnia? No worries: buy this new pill that will help you sleep.….. and make you addicted to it and create chemical imbalances in your body.”
You will never see an advert for chamomile tea for insomnia problems. That would be beyond their profit agenda.
You are all alone sitting on your couch and then this advert for a brand new car pops up. It has a beautiful woman on the scene alongside the owner/driver of the car.
I bet that if you bought that car, you will get the chance to be like that guy – with a beautiful woman alongside him roaming the countryside roads.
At the end of the day, the most important aspect of not watching TV is the fact that you do not stand a chance against the social programing going on in your brain.
You will be forced to take decisions and build your life around things you do not even like.
After stopping watching TV you will soon realise that the things that made you happy were just other’s ideas imbedded into your brain.
Maybe you don’t even need a car or the brand new IPhone 6s to be happy. Maybe all you had to do was travel with that money and see new places.
Read my Interview with Your Consciousness blog, absorb it and do as I say! No questions asked.
Wrong: read it carefully as you would any other site/book/documentary and decide for yourself what is best for you and what makes you happy.
Stay vigilant and sharp,
photocredit: Media Hoaxes