It’s only Tuesday. There’s still time to join in T-V Turn-off Week by keeping your tube dark. Gerald Iverson is spokesman for the Sioux City-based Alternatives for Simple Living, a national group that promotes resources for responsible living. Iverson says switching off the T-V can switch on our real lives.He says the television can be used to teach us things, but it distracts us from developing real relationships with other people and nature. Iverson says it’s become too easy for some parents to plunk their kids down in front of the T-V, letting the tube become a babysitter. Iverson hopes people who can turn off the tube for this one week or even for one night, can try turning on what should matter in their lives, becoming closer to our family and friends, reading, or getting outside for some exercise. For more information, surf to “www.simpleliving.org”.
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