Wednesday, April 10, 2013

TV Costs You Quadruple

One more quick thought about the disastrous economics of television:

Whenever our television convinces us to buy something, it ends up costing us quadruple.

First, we take time away from our writing or other creative work to watch TV.

Second, it encourages us to engage in lifestyle copying, another waste of our creative energy.

Third, we need to earn money to pay for this lifestyle and the stuff we buy to emulate it. This takes up still more creative time.

Fourth, we waste still more time and creative energy looking for, deciding on, learning about and administering the things we've bought.

Four separate sources of wasted time, all of them conspiring to kill off your creative efforts. Don't let that flickering blue screen divert you from what's important. Turn it off and get back to work.