Of course, the more I watch TV, the greater my electrical bill. However, I deduced that watching TV with family members or friends are more enjoyable; especially when I snacks to munch.
The activity is selected as a form of leisure since it is the most cost efficient and readily accessible. I do not have to save much to watch TV, nor do I have to travel far. Likewise, it provides me with options to select programs to view. Some programs are informative and entertaining. I am able to absorb current events or view the latest in sports. Likewise, there is not much skill that should be learned in watching TV. Most people, even very young children, learn to watch TV as a source of leisure and information. For sure, this would be a lifelong pursuit for me.
One learned from the course the value of time spent for leisure. Actually, it was emphasized that “leisure is time free from obligations, work (paid and unpaid), and tasks required for existing (sleeping, eating). Leisure time is residual time” (Human Kinetics 1). I was made aware of the concept of time deepening (University of Missouri). Unconsciously, I could be practicing time deepening while watching TV through maximizing time during commercials: I do other tasks, like catch up on other members’ activities during the day. As emphasized, “when applied to leisure, time deepening ‘stresses maximizing the results of every time investment rather than concentrating on an immersion in the experience of the moment’”