The other day when I was with some friends, one of them said, “I just started watching ‘How I Met Your Mother’ again.”
Another responded, “Oh, there goes your summer.”
The first replied, “I know.”
I happen to know this person is looking for a new career, wants to start painting more, and has plenty of work to do on his house. Everybody chuckled, groaned a little, and yet there was no intention of or encouragement to change anything.
It’s normal to make small tragedies funny, but being funny doesn’t justify walking back into the tragedy.
Am I watching too much TV?
Research says that Americans spend about 35 hours per week watching TV (including DVR and online streaming). That’s almost a full time job. What else can we do with that time?
I get angry when I hear people talk like my friends did above. It’s partly because I also hear them grumbling in discontent about their jobs and their lives, saying they wish they could travel or start their own business…