I've never understood those of you who claim you never watch television. I do understand the various reasons cited for avoiding it. "There's so much garbage/smut on television." "It's a waste of my time." "I get bored just sitting there."
First of all, if you're careful and discerning, you can sift through the garbage/smut. And this is a necessity if you have young children in the room. I also realize that commercials can be as smutty as some of the programs so it can be a challenge watching TV.
I agree it can be a waste of time without the careful and discerning viewing. If you're easily distracted and get sucked into visual stimuli, you might catch yourself allowing time to get away from you.
And if you're easily bored by sitting still or feel unproductive just watching a screen, that's ample reason to do other things.
And, let's face it, cable, satellite, Direct TV, etc., aren't cheap.
For me, good television is like reading a good novel. It's inspiring to see how writers keep series TV fresh and enticing. Right casting and good acting implore a viewer to tune in or record each new episode and anticipate its return after hiatus. Without good writing, casting, and acting, television is a waste of time.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad and raunchy TV programs on virtually every network.
Sporting events invite a lot of viewers. From football to golf, people watch their teams or individual favorites compete on TV since many events require travel or expensive tickets to attend.
I'm a fan of television and find some of it to be inspiring. Even if the majority of what's presented over the multitude of networks isn't worth my viewing time, the programs I choose to watch prove valuable to me.
Father, your inspiration is the most valuable of all. You've given talent and gifts to all, and it's inspiring to see the results from those who've made good use of all you've given them. Thank you for each one and may they come to know from whom their creativity originates. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.