modern tv ennui
28 Sep '17 — its better to watch nothing
I watch a lot of random youtube videos. Casey Neistat and Mimi Ikonn, it’s not because I like them–it’s because they’re available. They upload frequently and sometimes I can’t think of anything to watch. And I want to watch.
Professional youtubers are great at not making me motion sick. But steadying the cam shouldn’t be the reason I spend time entertaining their thoughts. I’ve had enough listening to perspectives counter to mine.
I feel like a disgruntled couch potato flipping through channels all day. After going through the full round of channels, I might be slightly more interested in one show, but only because it’s slightly better than whatever’s playing.
I’m wasting precious life by paying attention to perspectives I don’t believe in.
It feels terrible to do something I don’t believe in…spending time listening to people I don’t believe in.
I guess that’s where unrestrained laziness gets me.