Cancelled my cable? Why yes I did!

After much deliberation, and discussions with the wife, we decided to cancel the cable subscription.

What? I hear some people cry in outrage, How can you LIVE without cable?

I'll tell you, it's simple. There are so many things in the world that I want to do, that she wants to do, and that our daughter wants to do. Why should we pay for a service that is a detriment to our lives? Without the cable subscription, there is no pull towards sitting on the couch watching television all day.

We are given only a limited number of hours per day.

Eight hours are spent sleeping (on average)
One and a half hours spent commuting to and from work
Eight hours spent working
One hour spent getting everything ready to go to and from work

You're left with seven and a half hours. Seven and a half hours in one day to do something great, something inspirational, or just something that will make you feel content. In those seven and a half hours, you also have to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, take care of your pets, spend time with your children and spouse, tidy the house, wash the dishes, etc.

How can you do that if you are watching television?

Not to mention the advertisements that are non-stop. I won't miss those, let me tell you.

Do you have a cable or satellite television subscription? Why or why not?
If you don't, do you try to convince others to cancel theirs?
If you do, do you think people without televisions or cable are odd?

Peace (in the home, at last) and serenity,

Simply Me

2 comments:

Surviving and thriving on pennies said...

Good for you! We did that 2 years ago and never looked back. Can't believe we wasted our money for so many years.

Simply Green said...

I'm hoping that it lasts. My other half does like cartoons and cable TV, but she agreed to this, so we'll see. I am looking forward to spending time doing, rather than watching. Thanks for your comment. :)