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The inspiration for today’s topic came thanks to a conversation I once had in the comment section on Between My Lines. It was as a response on her topic about Christmas ads, eventually I admitted I didn’t watch tv and Trish mentioned it would make a nice topic for a post. So that’s how the idea was born.
I don’t watch tv
I don’t watch tv, it’s as simply as that. When I was younger I loved watching the kid’s tv channels like Cartoon Network, Fox Kids and Nickelodeon. But as I grew older I started watching less and less tv. It was mostly that someone else put the tv on and I might watch with them for a while, but I didn’t willingly put the tv on myself. And when we got our own house I realized the tv didn’t see much use anymore.
So while we do have a tv, it doesn’t see much use as both my boyfriend and I don’t watch tv. It’s mostly used for gaming purposes as I have a playstation 2 and 3 and they need a tv. When we moved out we got my mom’s older tv screen, she recently brought a brand new one, while the old one wans’t that old and still in perfect condition. So that’s why we have a tv.
Why I don’t watch tv
I am not sure if there’s a conscious descision behind it, but gradually I just stopped watching tv. I never really was a movie person, I did watch disney movies growing up, but those were usually movies we bought and not those on tv. My boyfriend is still surprised sometimes how little movies I know or have watched. Sometimes my boyfriend and I watch a movie on his computer though, we have watched a few movies and are still watching Star Trek Voyager. But beside that I just don’t really feel the neeed to put on the tv. I am not interested in watching movies or tv series. In my spare time I prefer to read and game and I don’t need the distraction of having the tv on, because that’s how I see the tv; a distraction.
What happens when there’s a tv on?
I don’t get how people can do one thing and watch tv at the same time as I can’t. When I visit someone and the tv is on, I have to watch. It doesn’t matter if I actually want to see what’s playing on the tv or not, I just can’t tear my gaze away from the screen. I guess it’s kinda funny if it wasn’t so frustrating. The only thing I can do to prevent it, is sit with my back to the tv. I guess my urge to watch the tv when it’s on is a result of not being used to having the tv on and the moving screen just catches my attention and looking away is hard. This is also the reason why I hate it when a tv is on somewhere as I am looking even though I don’t want to and it makes it hard to focus on anything else as the tv keeps catching my attention. It feels more like a distraction, unless I decide to sit down and actually watch.
Maybe it’s that I get easily distracted or want to give everything my complete focus? I just prefer silence. I never could to homework with the music on either as then I started listening and couldn’t focus on my homework. It does matter which type of music as for example instrumental music is less distracting than other types of music. I actually have gotten better at working with music on as my boyfriend often puts on music, but when he’s not home I don’t have the urge to put on music. If I do something simple the music is less distracting then when I do something that reguires all my attention. When something requires my complete atttention I like to work in complete silence.