I’ve come to notice that over the past five years my television viewing has decreased sharply. Up until the end of college I watched a lot of TV on my free time, both with my friends and by myself. Since then there’s been a slow but steady transition away from the tube. I still watch a decent amount of sports and a few shows, but just not every single day for several hours.
I tend to spend more of my free time doing things. This wasn’t really an intentional shift. I’ve just noticed myself more interested in reading a book or going to the gym or going for a hike than I am in sitting down and channel surfing.
I’m not really sure what this means. I have, however, anecdotally come to notice that the majority of the successful people I know don’t watch a lot of TV. I think this is because it’s hard to spend a lot of your time passively watching something that requires very little brain power while still accomplishing exceptional things.