The first step to change is admitting it, correct?
Seriously, when does something cross over to addiction? And is that necessarily bad? We got rid of our television last year sometime in an attempt to save some money. But, between Hulu and Netflix, my addiction is as strong as ever. Over the past week or so, I’ve been watching non-stop Buffy the Vampire Slayer (thanks Netflix). But, I also am waiting impatiently for the return of Glee this week, and saddened by the loss of Ugly Betty. And then there is always Gilmore Girls which has led me to the discovery or Parenthood. And once in a while I just have to watch House. Obviously, I tend to watch the quirky shows that seem to have obsessive followers. So, is that a bad sign of addiction?
Of course, when I’m not watching something, I’m usually reading; which is better, isn’t it? But does it depend on what you are watching and what you are reading? I haven’t picked up a book in days . . . but the books I’ve been reading are total escapist fluff romantic kinds of things. Well, sometimes I pick up deeper things. I usually get around 6 books a week out of the library, and read them ravenously.
I guess I want to know if this is normal. Or, am I just escaping from the stresses of life? Is that a bad thing? I’m just wondering.