Back in December of 2012, I finally got fed up with paying for nothing to watch. The spouse and I decided to do an experiment...cancel the cable and remove the television from the living room. 8 months later and we still do not miss it. I have always been a reader, but now even more so; and my husband is now even a reader. There is nothing like sitting down in the evening after a stressful day of work and getting lost in the words.
Our house is a peaceful retreat from the insanity that resides outside the doors and windows. I cannot be happier that music and books are our refuge.