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April 28th, 2007

TV Turnoff Week

TV Turnoff Week

It’s almost the end of this year’s TV Turnoff Week. How did you do? If you hadn’t heard about this activist holiday no worries. It can be celebrated whenever and however you like. Clearly I didn’t give up my laptop or cell phone for a week. But I did turn off my computer more than usual to focus on knitting and hiking this week. I gave up tv in 1998 and haven’t regretted it once. I read more, consume less and live a more active life because I am not stuck in front of a tv for hours on end. If you don’t want to give up tv entirely you don’t have to but why not try a little experiment:

From TV Turnoff:
“The idea is simple: take your TV, your DVD player, your video iPod, your XBOX 360, your laptop, your PSP, and say goodbye to them all for seven days. Simple, but not at all easy. Like millions of others before you, you’ll be shocked at just how difficult – yet also how life-changing – a week spent unplugged can really be.

But there’s a lot more to TV Turnoff Week than shaking up your relationship with passive entertainment. It’s all about saying no to being bombarded with unwelcome and unhealthy commercial messages. It’s about saying no to unfettered corporate media concentration and to the democratic deficit that results. And it’s about challenging the heavily distorted reflection of the world that we see on the screen, a reflection that is keeping us ill-informed and unaware of the very real political and environmental crises that we all currently face.”

Posted by Vixen in Activism

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