If you want to accomplish anything, stay away from large time wasters.
Erickson is speaking here on writing productivity, but this is true for anything.
You simply can’t complain about where you are in life if you are not busy working toward something else.
And people fiddling their time away are not serious about building anything.
I get the need for downtime, but be conscious of the opportunity cost.
Television is only one of many time-wasters. Modern society offers us a host of others: email, the internet, video games, iPods, movies, cellular phones, amusement parks, sporting events, and beer gardens.