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.

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