I’m going to get deep here…
I think most people are unhappy because they watch to much TV! ( I know you might not agree but bear with me…. I have some great thoughts here)
I created a term the other day when I was getting some thinking in and I call it “Brain Waste Time”. I’ll fill you in on what it means here in a few.
In life, I believe we exist to learn and experience the world and of course, reproduce. I believe we become unhappy and bored, because we stop learning. I think something inside of us creates this unsatisfied feeling of unhappiness to let us know, we need to get off our ass and learn and experience something new!
I’ll say Learning = Happiness!
We get caught up in a story when we watch TV. This story is a way for us to shut off our minds and distract us from experiencing new things. When our minds are shut off, we are not learning… we are in the story. We can learn something from the story, but I believe we get more satisfaction from learning and experiencing things through our own personal experiences. I say TV is “Brain Waste Time”!
“Brain Waste Time” is when you chose to do things that distract you from doing the things you want to do! Now think of the things you want in to experience or want you want in your life? Examples can be Exercise, A project in the House, Helping your kids with homework, going to the Store, or whatever goals you may have.
Examples of “Brain Waste Time” are getting on Facebook check you email, back to FB and you do this over and over and over again for hours… Who’s done that? I know I have! Brain Waste Time can be different for everyone… To figure out what it is … Try to think of what you do on a consistent basis to distract you and go into that mindless comfort zone.
My goal of putting this out there was to help people gain some awareness of themselves. There are so many awesome and amazing things to experience and do in life and there’s so much value when you become proactive and start doing it… Take a second and think about a baby. When a baby comes into the world everything is new and exciting. We are no different than a baby… Life is filled with infinite things to learn and do…
Somewhere along the lines we lose this excitement because we come up with our belief systems of what we think is true and shut down our ability to learn new things. (When you believe something to be true, why take in any information that may prove you wrong?… No body wants to be wrong) I will say I don’t know anything and I’m open every day to learn whatever life wants to teach me… just like a baby!
When you learn that life is filled with these infinite things to learn and experience and you become proactive to learn and experience new things… life all of a sudden becomes fun and exciting. Think about it?
I recently read an article that said depression is at an all time high… I personally believe that TV is the number one cause of depression! What do you think?