Re: Geekend: Binge Watching TV A Sign Of Depression
@David - "I ain't mad atcha" -as the song goes- for having undisturbed TV watching time. Jealous, yes. My toddler has the attention span of a flea (although we did make it all the way through Frozen start to finish for the first time.)
But I digress. I was always skeptical of those who didn't watch TV in my younger days. Many things you see there, are part of our shared lexicon of American Society. Don't you agree?
At one of my first jobs out of college our whole team was out to lunch and someone made a comment about "Manny, Moe and Jack" to which one person replied, "Who are they? The guys in the mailroom?"
But everyone else knew it was a reference to the "Pep Boys" commericial that you couldn't miss unless you were living under a rock. So, in my opinion, when you don't "get" those universal references, it may seem to other people that, in fact, you live under a rock. Or do other weird things. Or are planning to go ex-pat. In short, I feel not watching TV is viewed as, well, unAmerican.
I think the Internet is now like the TV in that respect. If I was talking to my colleagues at work and someone said, "What's a MEME?" or "Who's Anonymous?" - I'd honestly think there was something wrong with them.
Is that bad?