Years spent watching TV

A piece on the news last week caught my attention. It talked about the number of hours a day the average American spends in front of a TV; four hours. That may not seem like much until you convert that number into years spent over a lifetime.

Someone who started watching TV at age 5 and watched TV 4 hours a day every day until s/he was 80 would have watched 15,600 hours of TV.

Put another way, if you watch 4 hours of TV a day every day for 75 years, you will spend almost 17% of that time and 12.5 years of your life watching TV!

Reduce the time you spend watching TV by an hour a day for 75 years and you will have more than 3 years to do something else.