Go slay a dragon that not only kills you but impoverishes you. No. Not tobacco. TV.
“First and foremost, there was the cost savings of about $100 a month. That’s a lot of money in our annual family budget and a boatload of cash over a lifetime. Indeed, one estimate found that when you factor in inflation, the monthly ongoing expenditure on cable and what you could additionally be earning off that expenditure if you were investing it, cable TV over your lifetime could cost between $634,000 and $4.2 million.” ~ David Sirota
And that’s just the financial impoverishment. Don’t get me started on the spiritual, moral, emotional and intellectual impoverishment. Here is a deeply Chestertonian alternative:
Break the conventions. Keep the Commandments.