Can you believe it’s November? Because I can’t! But no complaints from me, this is my favorite month of the year! Anyways.. I am sitting here jamming to Taylor Swift’s new album (yeah me and all my roommates are a little obsessed you can follow me on twitter if you want to really understand my obsession: @haleyraydo) wondering what I should write about this week. Between the heartbreak from the Royals (I am still a very proud, loyal fan), us putting up our Christmas decorations (yes we are those people), again our suite’s obsession with Taylor Swift, me writing more music diligently, and what not… its been hard to think of a lot of other things (including our studies whoops). Thats life though, its easy to get distracted from what is really important… like Netflix, Netflix is important right?
Seriously though, how much of my time goes toward watching Netflix? Um a big chunk. It’s seriously a time-sucking machine. I think one of the biggest lies people tell themselves, “I’ll just watch one more episode.” No you won’t! Its a trap! I mean from the Dr Meredith Grey to Dwight Schrute, these people really make me happy.
Now here is the standard argument against Netflix. It becomes an activity that takes us away from the opportunities from what is around us! First of all think about all the quiet times with the Lord you could have, the extra hours of studying, the time to take a friend out for coffee, a chance to get out and volunteer, and so forth. Don’t fall into the modern time sucking machine! Your time is valuable.
Now I am going to be crazy and argue FOR NETFLIX. We all have stressors in this life and it is always good to have a time to unwind and relax. If you are going first to the Father for comfort then there is nothing wrong with a little Netflix! If you find the right and appropriate show and use self-discipline why not! We all need that time. Been studying for hours? Unwind, plop your feet up and watch a show. I mean some can even be educational I mean who knew you could grow your own trachea? Watch Grey’s Anatomy and you can see how Alex Karev does it.
Am I making stuff up? Probably but hey if we are filling our minds with clean things, not neglecting our responsibilities, putting the Lord and our time with Him first, and maintaing relationships with friends and family, how could it be a problem? There is no shame in a Friday night-in with Netflix!
P.S. My favorite shows: The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Downton Abbey (not on Netflix unfortunately), One Tree Hill. And yes I know two of those are extremely depressing, I have to work in The Office to make me feel better. Why I still watch shows that make me sob who knows- I think I am just a bit emotionally invested.
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Also let me know what shows you recommend!