How much would you need to be paid to not watch TV for one year?
For me, I would need to be paid USD 10,000.
I spend about 1-2 hours watching TV each day so in a year I watch almost 500 hours of TV.
I download my shows from The Pirate Bay. It has been shut down and reopened countless times and remains the best BitTorrent site for the past decade. Another good BitTorrent site is Kickass Torrents, whenever Pirate Bay is down, I can use this one as back up. The best site for purely downloading TV shows is EZTV, it has almost all the popular TV shows there ever was.
The best thing about downloading shows is that you don’t waste time watching ads in between. You can pick your favourite TV shows and just download them as they come out and only watch it when you are free. I initially watch all the new shows that comes out but later realised that I just don’t have the time to watch everything. I made a list of all the shows that I watch in Excel and then forced myself to cut down the number of shows to under 10 shows.
Currently, I’ve narrowed it down to the below shows:
- The Walking Dead
- Fear The Walking Dead
- Person of Interest
- Game of Thrones
- The Blacklist
- House of Cards
- The Americans
- South Park
Even though it is relaxing and enjoyable, I feel like watching TV is the biggest waste of time. After 45 minutes of watching an episode I practically learn nothing at all. If I’d spent the same 45 minutes learning French, practicing the piano or swimming, my skills in those areas would have improved a little. If I spent 500 hours over the course of one year on any of these activities, I would become a master at it in a few short years.
That is why for a mere 10k USD, I am willing to forego TV for an entire year. I can have a lot of extra time to do things that will help me in the long run.