This post is a part of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly link-up hosted by Georgie and Tara where bloggers share something they’ve missed from their past. OK. OK. That’s basically my entire blog, but I’m doing this anyway. Sue me.
You come home from a hard day of work. All you want is to relax and enjoy your life. You walk into your living room and see your loving TV. It immediately greets you with open arms. You smile at it as if you’re seeing an old college friend you haven’t seen in years. You then sit down on your couch, grab the remote and enjoy your shows.
I am one of those unfortunate people who does not have a TV. I heavily rely on online resources. You might think, “Oh, it’s enough. Go cry about something else.” I am here to tell you, no, it is not enough, and I will not stop crying over this unfortunate loss.
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You may wonder why I ultimately gave up having a TV. The honest answer is that it was one less thing for me to move with me, and I thought I could survive using Hulu and Netflix. I have but, believe it or not, as a result, this choice has made me nostalgic of having a TV. I’m like the only person who sees a TV as nostalgic, as most people still have one. I’m a disturbed person, I know.
In my college years, I took a class called TV and Society. Yes, there are such classes. Don’t be so shocked. In the first class I attended (I signed up for the class late), the professor asked who didn’t have a TV. I was the only person who raised their hand. She looked at me as if I showed up to the class naked. She then looked at the class and proceeded to say, “There’s always at least one.” I politely laughed while secretly thinking, “Um, I didn’t want to lug a TV with me every time I moved. I’m not an alien.”
Not having a TV (and cable) was ultimately my personal choice, but I reminisce every single day about turning on the TV and finding something, anything that will satisfy my soul for at least a little while, at any given moment. I can, of course, do that now with my laptop, but it’s simply not the same.
I will eventually get a TV but for now, staring at my laptop for hours with a look of disappointment and contempt, will do.
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