Mindless Self Indulgence

Yesterday evening was pretty much spent in front of the television watching one stupid television show after another. I can say with all honesty, that I’m not a television junkie. The latest TV shows are a mystery to me, as I don’t watch them, and I can live without missing them. Yesterday was a waste of precious time.

I can easily zone out in front of the telly and not realize how much time has passed. Yesterday was just one of those days. I don’t have a large cable package, in fact, I receive all of my transmissions from an antenna. The signal is terrible in my town, but I can get Fox, PBS, ABC, and NBC. That shows how pathetic last night was.

Am I the exception to the rule, or are we all becoming so materialistic that we are losing touch with creativity? I claim to be a musician, yet, some nights I let the television or internet get in the way of practicing. I enjoy deep conversations with my wife, but somehow we usually become distracted.

Vox’s blog had a short entry about art and religion. As a society becomes more secular, it becomes more focused on materialism and less focused on creativity. As he said, the society that becomes more secular grows more materialistic. That society will have no artistic legacy.


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