This is a quote that came on my Starbuck's cup and I HAD to share.....
The Way I see It #51 ~
"Americans spend an average of 29 hours a week watching television- which means in a typical life span we devote 13 uninterrupted years to our TV sets! the biggest problem with mass media isn't low quality- it's high quantity. Cutting down to just an hour a day would provide extra years of life- for music and family, exercise and reading, conversation and coffee."
--Michael Medved, author of Right Turns & radio talk show host
That is a little over 4 hours a day which equals 13 YEARS!!!!!I am the person who, in college, learned that you spend about a quarter of your life asleep and I tried to stop sleeping - that didn't work...you need sleep, but TV?!?
Beside putting scary numbers to a habit that i don't particularly like - though there is a time for TV, and it can be a good resource - like the PBS series Art 21!!! love it!!! It also seems like an appropriate quote to go with my VCR tape dress or aka Black Widow. I submitted this dress and the Dress of Etiquette ( a sculpture made entirely out of an Emily Post book) to the Danforth Member Show - let's all keep our fingers crossed!!! And let's turn off the TV & talk!!!!!!! peace