Why You Should Stay Away From Cable TV

Posted on June 16th, 2013

Photo by Wonderlane

I don’t know the original author who created this list but it resonates with why I chose to disconnect from cable TV 10 years ago. As a general recommendation, I strongly suggest to disconnect from cable TV and instead use Netflix, Apple TV with iTunes and Amazon instant video to find good quality content that you can watch at your own free time.

You may not be aware of it, but you mind has no “firewall” or a filtering system that cleans out the negativity or useless information that you get from watching news and commercials. If you care about your personal mental health and that of your loved ones, stay away from cable television. Here are the lists of what you should know about and what the news tells you about.

What you should know about

  • Why bats are dying by the millions
  • Why bees are dying by the billions
  • Why birds populations are plunging
  • Ocean acidification
  • The melting ice caps
  • Deforestation
  • Dangers of natural gas fracking
  • Tar sands pollution and its dangers
  • Mountain top removal
  • GM0s, Monsanto, and the problems caused by toxic farming practices
  • Potential food shortages because of drought, soil depletion, and the plunge in wildlife populations
  • Polluted and depleted aquifers
  • How to grow food
  • Hazards of industrial pollution
  • Lies your government is feeding you
  • Lies the financial system is spewing
  • Lies about the tax system
  • How your rights are being violated
  • Damaged, clunky, aging nuclear power plants and their dangers
  • The realities of war
  • Depleted uranium bomb residue from the ongoing wars and how it is spreading via weather patterns
  • Growth of the prison industry
  • Lies about the War on Drugs
  • How to disconnect from fossil fuels
  • Permaculture and sustainable living
  • Importance of organic foods

What the news tells you about

  • Who got murdered
  • Car chases
  • Justin Beiber
  • Who is getting divorced
  • The First Lady’s workout routine
  • Sex scandals
  • The stock report
  • Who is gay
  • How many cars are selling
  • Who got arrested
  • Drama in D.C.
  • The housing market
  • Sports drama
  • Misinformation about history
  • Who got an award
  • Courtroom scandals
  • Gas prices
  • “Reality” show drama
  • What’s being built
  • Whatever subtly perpetuates fear
  • Travel and leisure stuff
  • Who bought something expensive
  • What haircut to get
  • A little about racism and sexism
  • Corporate products to buy
  • Who had a baby
  • Where to eat
  • What color to wear
  • Whatever will keep you tuned in
  • Lyndsay Lohan
  • Who said what that doesn’t matter
  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

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