The Numbing of Netflix
I know better than to start watching a TV series. I can’t stop until it’s done and well…. some of them have a lot of seasons with a lot of episodes and that takes up a lot of hours.
103 to be exact (ish).
Did you get that? I watched 103 hours of nonsense over the last month.
A series I got so into, that when something happened to one of the main characters, I cried for hours and felt depressed for days.
But I couldn’t stop watching. It was like a drug.
When I felt stressed, I’d watch. When I was tired, I‘d watch. When life got hard, I’d watch. When anxiety took over, I’d watch.
It was the answer to everything, because as long as I was watching, I wasn’t feeling, not real life anyway.
In my brief moments of self-awareness, great ideas would pass by, only to be snuffed out with the longing to ‘turn off’ with Netflix. Netflix won every time.
I could easily see this becoming a pattern, series after series.
Why aim higher and strive for that next promotion, when you can avoid those desires with Netflix? Why follow through with a plan to meet with someone, when you could just stay home with Netflix? Why get uncomfortable listening to the voice of passion and ideas, when the comfort of Netflix is right there?
Why feel through life at all when you can just numb with Netflix?
This is the second time in my life that I have watched a series and knowing my personality and my weakness, it will be a long time before I do it again.
Life is short friends. Really short. I doubt that anyone ever gets to the end and says, 'man I wish I would have watched more shows.'
That voice, those dreams, those ideas – they are real. Act on them. Live a full life of passion and adventure.
That, you’ll regret if you don’t.
Until next time,