Ironic Reminder

by Aug 2, 2010Culture, Piety

If you want to watch a ten-minute video clip reminding you not to waste your life watching video clips, watch this video about Bhutan (warning: there are a few brief objectionable elements because they show American TV).

It’s old news, but still relevant. Bhutan was the last nation in the world to legalize television. Not all the effects have been good. Judge for yourself by watching the excellent PBS Frontline video.

To TV watchers and other media addicts (who doesn’t fight it?), I give an exhortation: Lay up treasures in heaven. Don’t be entangled with the affairs of this life, much less the affairs of Hollywood lives.

Update: The New York Times reported on this story several years after PBS Frontline. Very interesting; read about it here.

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