Mindclearer compares different forms of entertainment in this followup post to the benefits of reading.
Reading: Definitely something we do all the time. I find myself reading less fiction all the time. I think the only fictional book I’ve picked up in a while was the latest book in the Left Behind series. (BTW, I think that the powers that be over there have started just seeing how much money they can make, but they make an interesting story if you know the characters.) I am reading through a commentary on Psalms which I find fascinating not just because of the history of the Psalms but because of the stories taken from real life applications of them. Reading the Bible is definitely a plus.
T.V.: The only time that I end up watching T.V. is if there is a specific show that I’m interested in seeing or someone’s sick and bored of the DVDs that we have. A long time ago we kicked cable to the curb for everything but high-speed internet. Even if a given T.V. show is decent you have to deal with commercials that are either trying to shock you or sell sex. It seems that there are not a lot of decent shows left!
Video Games: Who has time?! If you do, I suggest you help some young family with their kids or get some kind of job or something! 🙂 I’m partly joking– had I the time I might play something that tested my mind, but I don’t think I’d play something I had to pay money for.
What are your thoughts?