You waste so much of my time. That’s time I’ll never get back. Especially “Sportscenter!” You show the same stories for a whole 24 hours and I still watch! I enjoy my privilege and that I’m fortunate enough to have cable, but I don’t want it. I wish meals were not eaten staring at you for the last couple years, because I could have been having conversations with my mom, dad, sister and brother; and I could have gotten to know them thoroughly. Television, you are more of a distraction and a barrier for me than you are entertainment.
I spend virtually no time reading anymore. I used to have to read 30 minutes for every 30 minutes of watching you, television, but I guess rules like that go away once you hit puberty. I was asked in my English class to write the title of a book I knew where a character had to keep a secret. For the life of me, I couldn’t think of a single piece of literature besides the “Romeo and Juliet” play I read my first year of high school! This was a waking moment for me. What had I been spending my time doing for the last 5 years of my life? Well, watching T.V., playing video games, doing schoolwork, playing sports- but never once did I imagine reading could be more fun, redeeming, and fulfilling than any of those activities. I’ve got to pick up a book…