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by CareyBot

It wasn't until I was an adult that I figured out that my parents were right about the whole TV thing. They decided that spending hours in front of the television set was the wrong way to spend a childhood, and I wasn't allowed to watch it very much. It wasn't just about the quality of the junk I used to like to watch, like "Gilligan's Island." It was because when I was in the house sitting on the couch, eyes glued to the set, I wasn't outside socializing with friends, playing games, doing homework, riding my bike, or helping around the house. We all have choices on how we spend our free time -- and our work time, and our money -- and those choices matter. Each hour we spend doing one thing is an hour that cannot be spent some other way. We make decisions everyday on how to bes...