Veritas Vos Liberabit – The Truth shall set you free

August 31, 2006

Kill your television!

Filed under: Personal — Dave Persing @ 1:42 pm

Yesterday, I did something I didn’t think I could do.

I canceled my cable TV. Shocking, isn’t it?

What brought this you ask? The proposal has been with the committee (read: Me) for a very long time, but I’ve not had the moxie to actually do it. I’ve always had an excuse as to why I need to have TV. 24 is on or some other fun-yet-completely-unnecessary show is on. It’s not enough. I shouldn’t let something as trivial as television block me from completing a change or achieving my goals. Period.

Finally, after a conversation with Toby on Tuesday night, I decided to do it.

There are several reasons for doing it:

1. I’ve been wanting to do more reading. Instead of doing something productive when I’m done with work in the evenings, I was heading home and sitting in front of the tube.

2. I’ve been whining about gaining weight. Considering my sedentary lifestyle, this really isn’t a surprise.

3. I’ve been wanting to get out and enjoy God’s green outdoors more often. Sitting at home doesn’t accomplish that.

4. I’ve been wanting to educate myself a little more on the ins and outs of management, marketing, computer programming, etc.

I finally realized that I need to start making changes in my everyday life. Granted, canceling television doesn’t necessarily accomplish this but it’s a step in the right direction! I think it will be easier to accomplish the things that I want to do without stupid TV in the way.

I’m excited!



  1. […] Dave says, “Kill your television!“  I agree, if that’s what you need to do.  Hey, every step is a step. […]

    Pingback by Veritas Vos Liberabit: Kill your television!" « [] — August 31, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

  2. […] I’m thoroughly excited about this.  Not necessarily for the ‘diet’ aspect of it, but of changes I can make in my own life when I decide I want to do something.  It’s similar to starting this blog.  I’ve wanted to start blogging for a really long time, but I just didn’t do it.  Being spurred by killing my television I’ve started to gradually make things different.  Life changes take time.  I know this but now I do think I can do it.  Finally. […]

    Pingback by Shangri-la « Veritas Vos Liberabit - The Truth shall set you free — September 2, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

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