Watching tv won't make you happy

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  1. alaskaguy

    alaskaguy Well-Known Member

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    Research suggest that watching television won't make you happy.

    Things that make people happy include visiting friends, exercising, attending church, listening to music, fishing, reading a book, sitting in a cafe or going to a party.

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    Getting Going - WSJ.com
     
  2. Wesley

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    Guess I am not part of this group. Most of my favorite things are not on his list and most of his great stuff is not my bag. Therefore, this feels like some odd results.
     
  3. brianhos

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    I dunno, watching TV makes me happy... Mostly because I never get to just relax and watch tv with the wife... too many kids around.
     
  4. ajk4st8

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    I heart TV
     
  5. CTAClone

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    I didn't even read the article. There's no point. It's a lie. TV makes me very happy, especially when the clones win.

    Why do you post such blasphemy?
     
  6. cycloneworld

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    I will refute that article and say TV makes me very happy...one word can prove that: LOST!
     
  7. Incyte

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    TV is a huge waste of time but it's nice and mindless.
     
  8. CyGal

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    TV makes me happy. NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory. Lots of happiness wrapped up right there. I laugh harder during those shows than I do talking to my friends or family, unless of course we're talking about those shows!
     
  9. Wesley

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    Maybe the Prof has an agenda? Like someone did not give him his big break.
     
  10. ajk4st8

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    The Office....

    enough said.
     
  11. SeattleClone

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    For instance, Southpark is on right now and they are making fun of Canada, with their flappy heads and beady eyes. Good stuff.
     
  12. LeaningCy

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    The Office and Scrubs back to back does it for me.
     
  13. brianhos

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    Scrubs is not coming back... Last I heard ABC may pick it up for a bit.
     
  14. jbhtexas

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    ALF used to make me laugh...

    I do prefer listening to music over watching TV...
     
  15. isucyfan

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    I love TV as much as anyone, but would it kill you to read a book every once in a while, people?

    A recent study found that 1 in 4 adults hadn't read one book of any kind in the past year.
     
  16. Wesley

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    Does reading a big CF count like plane on a threadmill or Scrabble? Gow about all the blogs? Remember books use to be smaller many years ago - now thse action novels can be 600 pages. That is big.
     
  17. CTAClone

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    Well...I prefer watching music over listening to TV.

    I always thought I watched a lot of TV. But I know I read a lot, I read at least 1 book a week. And I work like 60 hours a week. I guess I have a lot more free time than I thought.
     
  18. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    I like TV...too much. That is why I put it away and try not to watch all the time.
     
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  20. Phaedrus

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    TV = The Devil. We haven't had TV for 2 years, now, and before that, we watched very little. We're "book people" if you will.

    The internet does tend to consume a disproportionate amount of our time, though. We may need to trim back on that.

    Heck, screw interpersonal relationships. I LOVE photons....
     

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