I am probably one of the few people who doesn't watch sports, movies or tv shows for that matter. I haven't always been that way. Well, I take that back, I have never watched sports. The only fun thing about football season, in my opinion, is the food, which I usually regret eating afterward. That is if we are even invited over somewhere because we don't have cable and if we did it probably wouldn't be turned on the ballgame.
Now tv shows, I watched those for sure. Most recently the only show I was ever hooked on and wouldn't miss was "Parenthood." Since then, we ditched cable because we didn't watch it enough to justify paying the price. After some time, we would call and complain and threaten to switch, and they'd lower the price temporarily, yet it would creep back up. It is ridiculous what some people pay for television, phone, and the internet. So, finally, we decided it wasn't worth it and switched to Roku.
We have not regretted this decision at all. We pay less than $20 monthly for Hulu and Netflix, and if our television isn't on Netflix, it is on YouTube.
One of the reasons we decided to let go of cable was because we were trying to save money. Naturally, you look at the things you can do without, things you don't have to have. Letting go of cable was easy for us, while I'm sure for many people they have to have their shows to watch. We can still watch shows with Hulu but honestly unless I see people talking about a show or see an ad, I don't even know what shows are even on these days. I did watch half of the first episode of "This is Us," but I haven't watched it anymore. With a job, a toddler, things to always be done at home, I always find other things I would rather be doing. I have heard that Sling television is good for those who want to let go of cable but still have your sports channels. I don't know this to be true firsthand, but it may be worth checking on.
Now if only I could go back to the day my husband and I upgraded our cell phones. They don't tell you that essentially you are paying for the price of the phone over the course of your contract – at least they don't say it in everyday terms. Ugh…ridiculous.
Do you ever think, why do I have to work to make money to pay for the things that I pay? It may seem like a silly question to some but think about it.
Is this the life God intended for us to live? Or should we be living off the land somewhere, growing our own food, not having anything to do with the things of this world and teaching our children to do the same?