When we bought our 24′ Arctic Fox fifth wheel we laughed at the two tiny spaces devoted to holding a television in place. Both TV spaces consumed valuable space that we could use for our laptops, so we dumped our TV addiction in favor of the scary unknown.
Now that we’re sitting here at my folk’s place in front of the Ravens and Niners game, watching TV commercials referencing crap shows that we’ve never seen before, we’re certain of one thing: giving up television was the best thing we ever did.
Sure, we’re completely out of the pop culture loop. But not only do we have more time to devote to our hobbies and fulfilling our dreams, but we don’t feel like we’re trapped in the consumer void of paying someone to spoon-feed our brains excess garbage. It’s a lot easier to live your dream life and stay debt-free when you’re not inundated with the latest and greatest must-haves every time you “relax” in front of the boob tube.
All around us the smell of barbecue permeates the air as suburbia gathers for parties and Superbowl drinking fun. Grownups screaming at the TV, kids playing in the street. Just another day in the life of consumer America.