Television and the Lazy Superheros

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I was watching television the other night, and I saw a commercial for a certain cable company, whose name I shall not mention. The ad took the viewer into a world of chaos: windows shattered, buildings aflame, and criminals acting with impunity. It was a scene without any hope of order or even civility, for the city's local superhero was nowhere to be found. Cut to the next scene: we see the superhero in question sprawled comfortably on his couch amidst the florid scraps of candy bar wrappers and soda cans. And the only concern on his mind was, "what shall I watch next?"

What we have here is a superhero, someone who has the potential to do great things on a great scale, viz. give order to a town lost to anarchy, but has rather opted for what may be called the easier path of idleness. Now I have no quarrel with television and things like it, for most, including myself, are guilty of the occasional idle pleasure. Let me remind you, however, that this a commercial selling cable TV; and their pitch is laziness.

I think many will agree that we all have the potential to be a superhero in one form or another, and fewer still would argue that we should not try to develop our talents and interests. Unfortunately, it would seem that the trend has been to do the opposite, it's natural to chose the path of least resistance, but then what? We have cheated ourselves and the society that depends on each individual attempting to better himself.

So, I'm curious to see what everyone here thinks and I'm also curious to know, on average, how much television do you watch?
 

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Zryn
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I'm far too busy being idle to waste my time watching TV.
 
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I'm a superhero. I survived a motorcycle accident at 65+ mph. I can hold my breath for well over three minutes. I can lift more than a thousand pounds.

Believe it or not, I'm telling the truth.

However, I think many of us share some similar experiences.

Armolinasf, I don't know what path of least restanst is involved, here, but as for how much TV I watch...

Not much.
 
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cobalt124
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Have effectively stopped sitting down to watch T.V. for over ten years now. This has given me the time and the inclination to better myself.
 
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I like the sentiment zryn
 

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