As a once TV fanatic, I would’ve never foreseen the day that I would denounce television. But the unthinkable has happened: Kenny no longer watches television…and doing so was a godsend.
I’m proud to say that I haven’t watched TV in 8 months, a feat which I thought would’ve been impossible just 8 months ago.
How and why did this all happen for myself?
It comes down to global politics.
“Come on Kenny; more politics on a seduction website”!? 😡
It’s all relative, so keep on reading. 😉
As a Liberal, it was part of my unofficial duty to tune into MSNBC on a regular basis to get my Liberal fix…and so I did ardently. From 2004 up until 2013, not a night went by that I wasn’t glued to MSNBC programming such as Keith Oberman’s, Rachel Maddow’s and the Ed Schultz’s show.
One night however, about 8 month ago, I was up watching a segment of the Chris Hayes’ show on MSNBC when he gave his personal take on the Syrian conflict.
Quoting him directly, this’ what he said:
“The barbaric president of Syria, Bashar Al Assad, mercilessly gassed his own people in the village of Eastern Ghutta…”
When Chris made such a declaration on air, my heart almost stopped that the Liberal media, knowing better than to take at face value what the White House says [Bush’s Iraq WMD lies], yet Chris Hayes and MSNBC were wholesale spewing U.S. government rhetoric and lies against the Syrian president in order to make a case for an Obama intervention.
I felt betrayed!
I almost shed a tear that what I believed in so much, the Liberal media and MSNBC, had sunken so low when it comes to global politics and propaganda.
From that day on, which was 8 months ago, I boycotted MSNBC and gave up on television altogether.
I felt betrayed by the American-Liberal media in which I put so much trust in.
Not only did MSNBC lose me as a once avid follower, but I could imagine how many others were instantly turned off and disgusted by the lies publicized by Chris Hayes and others in the media.
However, it was all a godsend.
It was a blessing in disguise in that I had to find something else to fill the gap of lost TV time.
On ordinary weeknights where I would stay home watching opinion-news shows between 6 and 11 PM, I now, over the course of the last 8 months, had to find something else to do between those hours…or just go to bed and call it a day. But what a way to waste life, right?
Now, what I chose to do between 6 and 11 PM from Mondays to Thursdays, is to get the fuck out of the house and go pick up girls, take a stroll or do some aerobics at the local pier!
A no-brainer when I think about it.
On weekdays, the hours in which I generally pick up chicks are during my working hours 8 AM to 4 PM. So I didn’t feel a need to have to sarge after 6 PM since I’d already done that during the day.
Having given up on watching television, I now had more free time to dedicate to getting laid and meeting women, somewhere between the hours of 6 and 11 PM.
The irony is, over the past 8 months since I’d stopped watching TV and started to game more in street-game pickup, I’d gotten laid much more often than when I was consumed by television.
Hence, less TV means more opportunities to meet women and get laid.
Pretty simple when you think about it.
Am I the only guy who had fallen victim to television programming?
Of course not!
Most of us men in the so-called developed world, are victims of this as long as we have a TV set in the home.
The average guy lives the life of a couch-potato: from work to TV, work to TV.
Some of us break this cycle by going out on the weekends. But those are still the exceptions. During colder months, we become even more attached to TV-loving.
Personally, I don’t believe in setting aside weekends only for picking up girls or doing some sort of physical activity, while doing shit on the weekdays apart from the work to home routine.
Merely getting out of the house to take an evening stroll will suffice. So it doesn’t even have to be about women, pickup and dating.
Whichever times you usually allocate to watching TV; those times should be dedicated to doing anything else for that matter, be it dating, working out, hitting the gym, writing a blog, taking a walk, etc. Just as long as it isn’t TV or computer related.
What actually propelled me to write this post was a heated debate over Facebook yesterday between a bunch of PUA’s.
JT Tran aka The Asian Playboy, the PUA guru, had posted a status updated about not getting the appeal of Soccer.
That was a very timely observation by JT as I was dead fed-up of PUA’s from England and South America, flooding my feed with dumb shit about World Cup and Soccer- shit that I could care less about.
On the Facebook post, I made it very clear that I will begin to un-friend any PUA who post about Soccer of World Cup, whether he be a friend in person or just someone I chat with online.
Such declarations made a lot of guys go, “Huh”!? 😯
Funny enough, the guys who had issues with me saying “fuck Soccer”, and by extension, “fuck watching television”, I can bet my life on it that neither of them have someone in their life…which explains why “sports” is so much of an addiction.
With such comments, I struck lots of nerves as I was exposing spectators and separating them from the guys who actually lead interesting lives. 😯 😡
Many of the pro-Soccer commenters jumped down my throat as expected, in defense of watching Soccer, and not thinking there’s something fundamentally wrong in one posting to Facebook all day about Soccer, basketball and sports in general.
It was appalling to see fellow men, who are supposed to be avid pick-up artists, defend being lame and doing nothing all day but posting stupid Soccer World Cup related links.
I was shocked to find my only ally being Erika Awakening, the female-PUA guru with whom I’d had prior conflicts. But as a woman, she can attest to the reality of men being enthralled by sports to the detriment of their relationships.
The Soccer argument is no different than guys who are obsessed by the NBA, Lebron James and the Miami Heats.
With that, I had deleted a handful of PUA’s. Not because they were mere Sports fans and Kenny hates Sports. But the mindset of most men, who will go out on a limb to fight for trivial and meaningless shit (like sports), while their sucky lives are going down the drain by the minute.
I was once sailing in that dreadful boat being consumed by television, not realizing that I could’ve been doing other shit with my time.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that watching TV is inherently wrong. But how many hours per day one dedicates to such futile pastime, is the problem.
On a related note, guys who have major problems getting laid, seem to not realize that 1 of the culprits, or the main culprit, could very well be linked to television and how consumed they are by it.
It also lulls you into spectator mode where instead of “acting” or “participating”, one becomes satisfied with merely being a spectator to sports and TV watching itself.
This reminds me of guys who watch hundreds of hours of pick-up videos on pick-up theory and live demonstrations.
What are the percentages of guys who actually watch pick-up videos and get out there to practice and become proactive?
Arguably less than 10% I would confidently say.
Watching hours of Youtube videos is no different than watching hours of television or sports, essentially playing the part of spectators.
I find that most of us, irrespective of gender, aren’t willing to make, neither accept sacrifices, cutbacks and little to grand changes.
For myself, I haven’t owned a personal-desktop computer, neither a laptop since 2010, when an electrical-power outage during a hurricane, had fried the power supply. 😯 😦
Due to the global recession when funds were tight, notwithstanding I’d gotten laid off, I had to prioritize. Getting a new PC or even repairing the damaged 1, was not a priority when I had more important shit to worry about.
Had I gotten a new computer, my going-out hours would’ve drastically reduced, partying reduced, fucking new women reduced, hours in which I handled physical fitness- reduced…you name it!
Since 2010, I haven’t used a computer besides borrowing my uncle’s whenever I had to edit infield-pickup videos for my Youtube channel…which is very sparing.
I insist on not purchasing a computer, simply because I know it’d only serve as a regressive agent to keep me back in life.
Hence, hard changes such as quitting television and reducing computer use, are necessary!
A mobile device, such as my Blackberry and iPhone, comes in super handy in that I can blog while on the go or at the nightclub, whereas I don’t have to stay at home and blog from a computer.
I stated this a while ago to the amazement of some, “I’d never written a blog article from a computer before. Everything is done from my mobile devices”.
One good example of the pluses of being mobile, is that I can chill at the pier and blog from my phone while simultaneously picking up chicks without logistical errors.
Toting around a laptop or notepad is just too clunky to effectively operate while skillfully meeting women. So browsing the net from a smartphone while out and about would prove to be more practical.
In an effort to remain steadfast, I’d given away my television set some months ago.
Are you willing to ditch sports, television and your personal computer in order to step up in life?
Perhaps you don’t need to [good for you]. But most of us should quit being content with being mere spectators and start to perform in life.