Running in place on my living room floor and doing arm curls while watching TV… It’s what I do when I’m waiting for the delivery guy or repairman… or to make myself feel better about being home at 9:00 a.m. watching the hour-long ad segments/movie/new-book promotion commonly known as morning/daytime TV shows. Do they ever talk to a guest who doesn’t have something new to promote?
I want to think I would be sufficiently interesting to be a guest on a TV show even if I didn’t have a new project in the works. I mean, I could take over the show and talk for a segment or even the whole hour about things I like, things I don’t, my memories, my dreams, my childhood, my adult experiences, my ministry at church, the clubs I am involved in, running, etc. But then again, I guess if I had a few million people’s undivided attention, I would be stupid to not try to promote my new book, incidentally, called Growing Up Wright, and available for purchase online right now here. (Also coming soon to an iPad/Kindle/Nook near you)
So I guess I understand why they need to sell me something – a product, an idea or a feeling. That is why we watch TV anyway, right? So that we can see something we don’t have in our everyday lives. And if we can afford it (financially, socially, physically), to find out the way to get it.
So the questions to ask ourselves today are What do I want today? Is there a way to get it from TV?