TV, every idle person’s best companion. It engages your eyes and mind on almost everything one can think of: documentaries, movies, animations, music videos, news, reality and talk shows and so many others. I can’t imagine how life must have been for our ancestors who lived before its invention. They obviously had their own creative ways of passing the time. One can spend hours flipping channels and watching various programs without realizing that time is passing by. Bored? Switch on the TV with good channels and you are good to go!
Junk food…think of all the crispy, fried foods that comforts you when you are having a bad day when you are depressed about something or someone. We all know about the benefits of healthy living and the health implications of eating junk food but one can’t help but spoil himself once in a while when the situation demands it.
I am neither a TV freak nor a big fan of junk food. I indulge in either one depending on what is available at the time and how it would help my mood. I enjoy TV because it helps me be abreast with what’s going on in other parts of the world be it lifestyle, news and entertainment. And they do give me ideas for writing so I wouldn’t totally call TV indulgence a waste of my time.
I can live without junk food for a long while, I think. I only go after it when I get deep cravings for it. When that has been satisfied, I can go on without it for some time. So junk food is not particularly a ‘must have, must eat’ kind of indulgence for me. Even when I get the seasonal cravings, I can ignore them without messing up my mood.
So if I’m asked to choose between TV and junk food, I think I’ll stick with TV. My life without TV would be boring and would cut down on my inspiration, that’s for sure. But life without junk food means life without cholesterol and if that means I spare my organs the trouble of failing before its time, that sounds great to me.
Letting go of junk food would be hard since I love some comfort food to console me from time to time but letting go of the medium of getting information and entertainment sounds detrimental to my well-being.
Which guilty pleasure would you forfeit for the other and why? Which one can’t you live without? Can’t wait to read your thoughts!
Josephine Amoako © 2016