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Film of the Month
Just as we have been reading or at least trying to encourage reading with our Book of the Month we thought that we should do the same for films. We love movies. So we thought that it would be fun to feature some older films that a lot of people may not have seen.
Now these are just suggestions for films that you might enjoy. We are not going to review or comment on the films other than to suggest that you watch them. You will find this image on the Bridge. Click to see the new film each month.
I really don’t watch a lot of episodic television anymore. Many because I am usually to busy to tune in each week to see what happens next. As a result I find I prefer putting a movie on. This also helps limit the amount to television I watch in a day. I realized with reality programing that I was sitting wasting my life watching the lives of others unfold rather than living my own life.
I also tend to get lost easily watching something I enjoy and abandon everything else. This of coarse resulted in the BSG virus. Click on the image belong to read more:
Learning to focus is one of the reasons I started this site. Experimenting with my own reality and adapting new ” ALIEN” approaches to life that I was unfamiliar with has also helped. Learning to spend my time on things that really matters is on going process. This is the Extremus life view.
With a few acceptations I feel I am improving.
Let me show you what I mean. The average American watches television 34 hours a week. This doesn’t include the three to six hours of taped video they watch. All in that’s almost 40 hours. (
So when I used the excuse that I don’t have time to run, read, hike, study, learn, cook, etc. this was not true. The truth is I didn’t want to give up couch time. In order to abandon these habits I substituted movies for television. One movie a day is only approx. 90min of time vs. the 5.7 hours a day I was watching before.
I just put thirty hours a week back into my life that I was wasting.
So out went cable and in came Netflix. One movie before bed. This was working well until they started loading entire seasons of television shows. Now I am limited to one movie or two episodes a day.
This rule came into effect after the BSG virus.
To be honest I have this problem with most things I like or enjoy. I will take them to an extreme (and not in a good way). This is why I adopted the Extremus life view. By fully “jacking in” all things become possible. Watching 40 hours of programs is not “jacking in” and living an Extremus lifestyle.
This is being a couch potato.
Thirty hours to spend with family and friends. To learn to cook and to workout, to read and learn new things. To write articles and podcast and make videos. To build models and paint figures.
To actually do the things that I need to do when I need to do them.
There have been a lot of different things that I have read or have seen that characters have said that have stayed with me throughout my life. Here is one that comes to mind.
“…All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
In that thirty hours there is time for God as well.
May the Love of Christ be with you always….
…Live long and Prosper