Create or Consume?

meI remember reading an interview with an actor that was on a popular TV show many years ago.  In the interview, he mentioned that he had never seen the show that he worked on and went on to say that he didn’t watch much television at all, for that matter.  This struck me as a little odd, because at the time, I thought that seeing yourself on TV would be the Coolest Thing Ever.

I have noticed that something interesting has happened as I have started to use my creativity more these past few years.  I now spend more time writing and working on podcasts and not only have less time to watch TV and play games, but less desire to do so.  I’m creating more and watching and playing less.  While I suppose it is good to be making things, part of me wonders if it has to come at the cost of consuming it.

Sure, the tramautic few months I spent working for a cable company helped kill my desire to watch television, but that’s neither here nor there.

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