Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
I was raised without a television and I am seeing the benefits of it.
We do not have a television in our home. We do have technology such as tablets, computers, and game systems, but we keep Hollywood, Bollywood, and many other mediums to a minimum.
There are too many agendas and voices and the producers dont even know where they are going.
For example, Arnie the Donut is an entertaining book with what I believe to be a well thought out message.
Here is my take after listening to this a million and one times in the car.
There is no middle ground or negotiating; a donut is a donut, the work of a man’s hands to be eaten.
This is what the Bible has to say.
Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Isaiah 45:9 KJV
It seems absurd that the Bible would put a voice to pottery.
Creations of our hands speak to us though.
Does the alcohol speak to you? What about the cigarettes or lotto tickets? I bet I can make an case that they do a little more than whisper. These are all man made.
It is important that we take control of our devices and inventions, to include the siren song of the donut.
Are there good things out there? You betcha.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks to me. I admire his work ethic and try to adhere to many of his quotes.
These are some nuggets of wisdom and motivational.
I was able to cherry-pick those quotes though.
Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock” was popular as a wrestler and is a well paid actor.
He also said and did a lot of other things too vulgar to mention here that I do not want my son idolize.
As a child, I thought the voices were something special and I was missing out.
We all have heros growing up.
Heroes can disappoint. I remember one of my childhood pretends was being a war reporter for Newsweek. I even had a “Press Hat” that I wore when I was pretending.
I was reading Newsweek online today and came across this.
Distracted Golden Retrievers are on my new feed. That concludes the magazine I thought so much of.
These devices we have created are like being stuck in a flood, floating in a dumpster fire, while looking for a half-eaten Snickers bar at the bottom because you are hungry.
We don’t need these devices in such excess. What are they saying to us? Do we think for ourselves?
As an adult, I am thankful we didn’t have the entertainment industry in our life growing up.