Could You Go Without TV For a Week?

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  1. Relationshipc profile image88
    Relationshipcposted 8 years ago

    Could You Go Without TV For a Week?

    Would you be able to go without watching TV for one week. Absolutely none, even on the Internet?

  2. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image76
    Pavlo Badovskyyposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I can. But would feel myself uneasy.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, I think that's how most people who watch TV regulary would feel. I know I do! It's like taking away a comfortable habit suddenly.

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    Sure I could and I would probably get a lot of things done I have been waiting to do.  I need to turn off the TV and this darn computer and maybe I would get things done once again!!

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's exactly why I want to give it up for a week at least...I need to get some stuff done around here!

    2. duffsmom profile image61
      duffsmomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am amazed how watching the TV sucks the energy and life out of me.  If I leave it off, I actually get things done.  Of course my husband turns it on as soon as his peepers open. I also need to step away from this computer more often!  Good question

  4. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 8 years ago

    Well, you could call it addiction, a modern addiction, and the truth is that we are all addicted to some form of visual technology today. Thankfully the addiction is mostly positive and the withdrawal symptoms just about manageable.

    I could go without t.v. yes but the circumstances would have to be exceptional - I'd need to be sponsored or seriously ill or kidnapped and taken to an island - I don't think I could voluntarily just stop watching t.v. - my t.v. would have to be taken away!

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol. I'm sure there are many who agree!

  5. Stina Caxe profile image83
    Stina Caxeposted 8 years ago

    I could definitely go a week without watching it, but then my dvr would be full and I'd spend the next week doing nothing but catching up!

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol. You would make up for the 'not' watching in the next week then.

  6. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 8 years ago

    Easily. In fact, I've done it many times and for periods longer than a week.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would love to longer than a week. I feel so much more connected to my real life when I am not worried about the characters lives on TV.

  7. lburmaster profile image79
    lburmasterposted 8 years ago

    I could do without. However, I definately desire not to. It helps pass the time and I love having it on while I do 10 things on the computer each night.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is exactly it. TV has become a part of our day in many ways - a distraction, an entertainer, an informer, and sometimes a time waster.

    2. lburmaster profile image79
      lburmasterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes. Whenever the TV is on, I'm always doing something else as well.

  8. peachpurple profile image61
    peachpurpleposted 8 years ago

    sure, I haven't been watching TV for months ! I am more addicted to computer instead of TV. Furthermore, most TV programs could be found in various websites. My TV is getting all the dust and spiderwebs now.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. This is the biggest answer I got on another online forum. Considering we all love our Internet, it makes sense that TV is not always the biggest concern for people online. I should ask the question on a popular TV show forum. smile

  9. serendipityme profile image60
    serendipitymeposted 8 years ago

    I have, actually I don't have a TV, I've been without one for an entire year and I have done much more things than I used to when I had one...

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I find that too. I get about a thousand percent more done per day because I don't have eight hours of TV to watch!

    2. serendipityme profile image60
      serendipitymeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes and you don't get tired nor depressed

  10. Sphinxs Sanctum profile image59
    Sphinxs Sanctumposted 8 years ago

    I could definately make it a week or more if I was surrounded by countryside instead of the city.  When I'm in the country, I spend all of my time outdoors, exploring, riding horses & watching wildlife.  The city though, is a whole other deal where I want to hide-out in my house & not admit to myself that I live here.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a really good point. When I'm camping, I could care less about TV. I would rather stare at a fire or go for a walk or - god forbid, visit with some friends and family. lol.

  11. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 8 years ago

    Sure!  I'll take my books and laptop over TV anyday. smile

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So could you go without your laptop?

  12. livewirez profile image70
    livewirezposted 8 years ago

    I can definitely. But if the question is if I can go without a week then that would be another story.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good thing it's not! lol

  13. TheDatingMom profile image60
    TheDatingMomposted 8 years ago

    I haven't had a TV in years.  When I travel and I'm in hotels, I might watch it for an hour or two.  But there's too much to do in the world to be wasting my whole life in front of TV shows.  When I did have cable, I only really watched TV on rainy days or when I was sick.  There aren't that many good shows.  The ones I really like I can usually watch online for free but that doesn't amount to more than an hour a week.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.

  14. unknown spy profile image66
    unknown spyposted 8 years ago

    i've been away from home for almost four years now and i could say, i survived without TV...

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Where have you been?

  15. Blond Logic profile image94
    Blond Logicposted 8 years ago

    I haven't had a TV for over 3 years. I use the internet most days but not for watching programs or the news. If you come right down to it, the news has very little positive impact on us. We can't change anything that we see on the news and it usually leaves a person feeling sad, powerless or angry.
    Pick up a book.

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. I never watch the news...it is very one-sided. It paints us a picture of the world that other people want us to see, while there are many good and positive things going on that never make the news. The news is meant to produce fear...

  16. Amanda108 profile image91
    Amanda108posted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't *want* to unless someone was paying me well, but of course I could. I'd just use my DVR to record the shows I'd be missing. wink

    In seriousness, I wouldn't do it unless as stated above someone was paying me. I don't see any reason to. Good television stimulates my mind just as a book does and mindless TV helps me relax.

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