or are you just watching TV and movies?
That is, the argument is often made that when we partake of modern entertainment, we somehow manage to gain credibility in our interactions with other people. From time to time, I'll concede that it might be true. If they're talking about the latest movie or game and you haven't seen it, you'll be left out to a degree.
On the other hand, how true is it? What does one learn by watching that one cannot learn by reading an account in a magazine or newspaper--in less than a tenth of the time and cost? One watches because one enjoys the watching, not to better witness to the world.
Plus, look back a little to find out what happens when you remove the TV from your bedroom. Can the Vikings compare with this?
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