I have a confession to make I am a soap opera watcher. I watch two British soaps – Eastenders (gritty, depressing one set in London) and Coronation Street (more funny, set up North). I don’t watch them because I think they are examples of amazing TV, in fact most of the time I sit rolling myyes at the outrageous storylines – if those things happened in real life everyone would just kill themselves! No I watch them out of habit and the fact I don’t have much of an evening due to work so just crash in front of TV that requires no brain cells to watch.
TV is a really bad habit, one that I reach for when I’m tired or bored just to pass the time before bed. Often I reach for the TV remote instead of a book. Oh the shame! TV really shuts down interactions and conversation, the art of communication is dying as a result. Often I watch (yes okay I’m watching it) costume dramas and wish to go back to those times where there was no TV, where you had to pass the time socializing and having fun together.
I do feel I could be doing something much more valuable with my timestead fo watching characters scream at each other on screen all evening. Habits are hard to break though and when my energy is low I’m not motivated to break them. Maybe I just have no will power or I’m kidding myself and I’m really a soap opera fan eek!
Is there a habit you wish you could break? Do you watch soap operas and wonder why you bother?