I've gone periods without a TV set and managed quite well. I have a TV now and it's on a lot even if I'm not actually sitting there watching it. However, I don't have cable, satellite, or anything like that. I had cable once, but cancelled it when I moved in 1986 and haven't wanted to pay for it since then. One reason is the cost; the other is the time I'd waste watching TV if I had cable.
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