“Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
— Mary Oliver —
I can’t prove this, but I’m sure it’s true: nobody on their deathbed ever wished they’d spent more time watching television. Life is short, and there are too many activities that are more important and fulfilling than sitting in front of a television for hours on end. That’s not to suggest you should eliminate television from your life completely, but I’ve come to see it as something best placed at the edge of life, rather than the center.