I have recently made a lot of changes in my lifestyle. I've changed my diet – cutting back on meat (see previous post), eating more organic and healthier foods. I'm attempting to change my consumption behavior to be more environmentally friendly. I'd also like to switch to more cruelty-free products. Maybe those will get their own posts someday, but the purpose of this one is to see what you all think about what looks like my newest adventure: giving up television. Ben and I have been looking for ways to save money and this is what he came up with. We currently spend about $80/month (just in Florida, I haven't actually been paying for my tv up here). That includes the HD channels and the DVR. But we are thinking about getting rid of it all – at least for the summer. On top of saving money, it would be really good for us. I tend to just put the tv on and watch for no reason. It would probably be great for me this summer while I'm studying for the bar. And it would encourage us to read more which is always a good thing. We would probably join netflix or blockbuster online again so that we could have some sort of entertainment. I wasn't sure at first, but I think I could do it. I think the only thing I will really miss is The Daily Show. We can't start this until the NHL playoffs are over since Ben HAS to watch them (Go Wings!). And we may have to get it again once college football season starts although I could just go to the bar every Saturday to watch the Michigan games (which they will most likely be losing anyway this season).
So…it's just in the idea stage right now. Any comments? Have any of you given up television?