Saturday, December 17, 2005

Beethovan's struggle

On fighting custody of his brother's son:

He wanted to be the father he never had, but he turned out to be the father he had.

It's hard for us to not become the parent we did not like because we only learn parenting from the subtle things we encounter with our parents. The only way to break the mode is to not focus on what you want but what the child needs.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

TV is evil

TV is evil.

I am so unproductive after I turn the TV on. Even when I am all TVed out it's hard for me to turn it off. It's like a drug. I've learn to combat that somewhat with watching educational stuff (History, Discovery channel) and switch to the music channels (it's really neat, like radio without commercial). But for most part I just get so addicted.

I've been resisting turning it on. Convinced myself to turn it on later and later each day. Tell me self to resist the urge each time. I am just amazed how productive and how much I accomplish when the TV doesn't get turned on. I think I've finally got it under control.

Plus I always feel dumber after watch TV for more then an hour and half. I can physically feel I got dumber.