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    I've been thinking about giving up televison for an entire week for the following reasons.

    1. To force me into doing more productive activities
    2. To allow the quiet to energize my thinking
    3. To catch up on some reading
    4. To give me a fun topic to write about
    5. Just to see if I can be master of my domain

    I have a question though. Would renting DVDs be cheating? I understand that to an extent, it's only cheating if I think so because it's my little experiment. But I'd like a more general opinion on whether this is my attempt to find a loophole or if it's legitimate.
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    i think it would definitely be cheating to rent dvds, unless they were very educational of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    i think it would definitely be cheating to rent dvds, unless they were very educational of course.
    Aha, that's a slippery slope! We can talk ourselves into anything being educational. Even pr0n!
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    I'm afraid it would be a loophole. If you're going to go without tv, it's not really an experiment unless you're not watching dvds, either. Otherwise, you're not really accomplishing the things you set out to on your list. You're just watching other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I have a question though. Would renting DVDs be cheating? I understand that to an extent, it's only cheating if I think so because it's my little experiment. But I'd like a more general opinion on whether this is my attempt to find a loophole or if it's legitimate.
    I guess it'd be cheating if you watch them on a television.
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    Try going without the internet
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    A week without television is a week well spent!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I've been thinking about giving up televison for an entire week for the following reasons.

    1. To force me into doing more productive activities
    2. To allow the quiet to energize my thinking
    3. To catch up on some reading
    4. To give me a fun topic to write about
    5. Just to see if I can be master of my domain

    I have a question though. Would renting DVDs be cheating? I understand that to an extent, it's only cheating if I think so because it's my little experiment. But I'd like a more general opinion on whether this is my attempt to find a loophole or if it's legitimate.
    I went through a long time period (about nine months) with no TV because we had canceled the cable and reception was really bad, didn't have a good antenna. The only channel that came through was the local one with the classical music videos on it, I forget what that is called.

    My point is that while I had access to video tapes, I only watched them every so often, like one or two a week and I didn't feel that they made as big of an impact on me as TV does. I got very used to no TV. So I would think that a causal DVD watching would not be cheating. People don't tend to turn DVDs on and leave them on all day mindlessly like the TV programming is left on.

    I wish we could have more days without TV now...but I don't have control over whether or not its on. I leave it off during the day when it is my choice. Nothing is on anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvereX View Post
    Try going without the internet
    Hah. I want a new perspective, not a suicide attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    A week without television is a week well spent!!!
    Bite your tongue! I still <3 TV. I'm not dumping TV, we're just on a break.

    I've decided that DVDs are cheating, but I will still turn on the TV when I go to sleep because the white noise puts me out. I've decided that's not cheating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I've been thinking about giving up televison for an entire week for the following reasons.

    1. To force me into doing more productive activities
    2. To allow the quiet to energize my thinking
    3. To catch up on some reading
    4. To give me a fun topic to write about
    5. Just to see if I can be master of my domain

    I have a question though. Would renting DVDs be cheating? I understand that to an extent, it's only cheating if I think so because it's my little experiment. But I'd like a more general opinion on whether this is my attempt to find a loophole or if it's legitimate.
    When I stay at my cottage in Canada, it has no television and no internet. A week is manageable. Any longer and I find myself wandering into the local library to catch up on MBTI and emails and things. The tv I don't miss one bit though... try it, you'll like it!

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