Why I don’t particularly like TV

I do not know about you, but whenever I come home I just seem to think that the television (TV) is always on, even if people are not watching it, it runs in the background – there is rarely a silent moment with it.

TV is a friend

For some people TV can be a home comfort. For others TV can be a sign and opportunity to really relax on the sofa, with the remote control, and maybe a blanket.

No matter what, people can spend hours in front of a TV. I prefer to use a computer instead – that’s my friend. A computer gives me something to do, a TV doesn’t. A TV forces me to become full of thoughts about how unreal things and people are. It can make a joke out of life, when did you see a neighbourhood like that of a soap in your native country?

Our lazy world

TV just seems to be a really convenient medium. It has the ability to constantly update itself, even without really trying. It does this by beaming real-time signals from a broadcasting office right to your front room. But are we becoming lazy with this large box in our rooms? Maybe!

If I am away from home, I don’t watch TV. I read things online, I flick through current affairs articles, maybe watch something on YouTube, but I rarely watch a programme on TV, it doesn’t get my attention for very long.

I rarely talk about money / finance, but whenever I watch TV I think to myself:

Why is that person getting X amount of money for doing that, a nurse, for example, gets much less

I guess it is fair to say that my reality kicks in as I watch TV, things are forced upon TV viewers. The adverts increase the volume on the TV as they tell us how ‘wonderful’ their ‘not so good’ product really is. People on TV actually express themselves for who they really are! Do you think that a person on an interview panel really expresses what they think about a giving topic?

TV isn’t for me, it’s not really my think. Is it for you?


How we see the world

Post 72:

Sky, sea & water

Okay, I am sorry if I seemed to have disappeared lately. I am home (on the beautiful island of Ireland) to spend Easter with my family and friends. But this post is really inspired by the short aeroplane journey to get here!

Simple things

I don’t really have a lot of time to investigate, but I am sure someone once said:

It’s the simple things in life that make the biggest difference

If no one said that, then I’ll happily take credit for that. But what I am trying to get at is that life is full of simple things which we often take for granted. That sometimes includes family and friends. Let me explain better:

  • On the plane I was in the sky for about 45 minutes, but when on earth getting on with my life, I often forget that the sky is there in all its beauty, right above our heads
  • As I was landing in to beautiful Belfast, the fields surrounded the resediential areas – but do we appreciate green things enough?
  • As I was flying over the Isle of Man, I noticed that they too are an island (much, much, much smaller) but yet they are surrounded by lovely calm water too

Appreciate the simple things

After really seeing these simple things (water, fields, blue sky) I really thought that our world is really nice, and it would be even nicer if we appreciated how nice our world actually is. Our sky will continue to change, regardless of what we feel like. The sea can go from one of calm to smashing waves due to the wind. But no matter what happens to these simple things, we don’t really see them as a huge change. Or at least, I didn’t until this post!

Thanks for letting me share some of the many simple things of life in this short and sweet post

Post 72, over and out

living life

Post 68:

Live life

I felt I needed to write something after I spent a great weekend at home with my family and friends. I also felt that I needed to write something which everyone could relate to – life.

live life - live on!

Everyday we are lucky enough to take on the world as we wake up in the morning. For some this could involve waking up beside a partner. For some this could be waking up (at home) with your bother(s) or sister(s). For some this could be waking up with someone you brought into the world – your son or daughter. Whatever way you start the day, it is really important to remember that you’re you!

Self recognition

Being able to share a life event with someone makes life seem enhanced. Getting a smile off another human being for being you is priceless. I bet everyone reading this can remember a morning over the last seven days when they felt good?! Perhaps because you saw another person feel good too!!!

If we are happy with ourselves, feel good about ourselves the chances of us having more smiling encounters with other people in our lives increases tenfold.

  • Eat more fruit – if you’re good on the inside it’ll show on the outside
  • Recongise that there is only ever going to be one you on this planet – no one else will be like you! Appreciate it more today than you did yesterday

Here’s one sentence I was thinking of whenever writing this post:

Life is short, so make it sweet, and share it with as many people who appreciate sweet things!

Post 68, over and out