This is mostly my response to Doogie and Prof X from the earlier NO TV thread.
I've been out of town since I posted last and didn't get to read their responses until just now.
I read fiction, too. Are you silly enough to think that all non-fiction is automatically more worthwhile than all fiction, in the same way you think the internet is somehow more worthwhile than TV?
No, not at all. I only stated that I read non-fiction because most of what my peers read for personal reasons is pure drivel in the guise of fiction. I've read lots of fiction also. I hate to sound non-original but Hemmingway is a favorite of mine. When I was younger I was a total TSR nerd(lol).
Internet more worthwhole than TV? Yes, in my personal case. You see, I don't have an internet hookup at home anymore. The temptation was too great for me and I ended up wasting extrodinary amounts of time on-line. (downloading stupid shit, reading jokes, and of course, the all-enticing porn) I now surf on the boss's time (believe it or not but with permission!) or at school only. So now all of my on-line time is spent here (yes yes, I know), over at Rugged, or researching school related topics.
Again, you aren't the pretentious douchebag I was referring to. You seem like a clueless, idealistic college kid.
I really hate to say this but, yes, I was being a pretentious douchebag. For that I'm sorry. As far as being an idealistic college kid, again, yes. I've gotten into trouble with that one before. Life would be sooooo much easier if I just didn't give a fuck about half of the things I hold dear. Unfortunatley, I do give a fuck about them and I tend to stick up for my beliefs. This inevitably causes friction with those around me. Maybe with age I'll learn to just relax/accept/and enjoy the world for what it is. Until then TV will continue to hold no place in my world.