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That's a knee-jerk response. There is no "good" or "bad". I'm saying, and I think David Brennan is saying, that there are better ways to use your time.
There are better ways to use your time than incessantly typing on forums about how sports are a waste of time, but people should do whatever makes them happy. And that includes watching sports for some people. Big deal.
No he isn't. He is speaking in terms of absolutes. Look at his stupid 60 day challenge
Some people have to think of the world in absolutes. Look at religious zealots. I think there's truth behind what he's saying though.
Also, sometimes it requires an absolutist view to break a deeply-ingrained habit. Alcoholics don't merely say "I'll reduce my daily drinking to once every weekend". They say "I'm going 100% sober". Now is that the only way to break habits? No, I think there are others, but the others require more willpower.
Addictive and compulsive personalities make a religion out of anything they get their hands on. It's just the nature of dopamine and generalized craving state they experience on a daily basis. The experience is no fault of their own.
My interests are mostly fickle and transient and I couldn't become a zealot about anything if I tried. Again, through no fault of my own. Sticking to things is work. Quitting shit is easy for me.
Great! So, again, what are you doing here? You've said this fifty times. "Hey, I'm not addicted, and there's nothing wrong with watching sports [and the Viagara commercials]!" We get it. So why are you here? Who are you trying to convince, if you're so confident that it's all good?
Mostly I'm keeping myself entertained while on a conference call that only requires my sporadic input. It's entertainment, watching the childlike black or white zealotry.