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  1. Dr. Brown:

    My biggest time wasteer is the internet. This is probably because I use the comouter so much at work and surf the ‘net for good websites to use in my classroom, then end up following interesting things instead.

    As for television, we only have one in the home, no cable or satellite. We only have the TV to watch DVD’s and limit those to one movie a week. We use the player to watch instructional video’s too.

    We also have the rule “no computer on past 10pm.”

    Great show!

    Leonard

  2. Very good show and also this is definitely something to think about, not just think about but to take action and stop allowing useless things consume our time.

    God bless you bro.

  3. OH MAN, my killer is procrastination (of which incidentally listening to this show is one such manifestation of that trait which is kinda ironic). My reading list is – wait let me stack my books – is a FORTY centimetre stack. BUT sleep and procrastination are my BIGGEST KILLERS, and are killing my ability to prosecute my goals which need to be met by year’s end. but there’s still hope!

    time to scoot folks.

  4. Good program, Dr. Brown. It’s such an important topic, but it’s discussed so seldom relative to how big of a problem time mismanagement is. We live in a society in which people are expected to waste time. And few people suggest there’s much, if anything, wrong with it. People are expected to largely waste their youth, and they’re expected to spend their retirement years doing trivial things. The time between those phases of life isn’t much better. Politicians want to flatter people in order to get their vote, and advertisers want to flatter them to get their money. We’re told that we’re such hard workers, that we’re so busy, etc. when we actually aren’t.

    A few years ago, John Stossel did a segment on ABC’s 20/20 regarding how people often underestimate how much free time they have. I won’t try linking to it, since I don’t know whether links are allowed here, but you can find the story I’m referring to by searching the ABC News web site. (Try searching under “Myths, Lies and Straight Talk”.) In a December 30, 2005 commentary by Stossel, we read:

    “Everyone we interviewed said they were pressed for time. It made me want to seek out some real data on this. I talked with sociologist John Robinson of the University of Maryland, who’s been trying to measure how much time we have for several decades. Since 1965, Robinson has had people keep time diaries, so he could calculate how much free time people really have. I assumed that we’ve lost free time since 1965, but Robinson said that’s not the case. Surprisingly, since 1965 we’ve gained an hour more free time every day. ‘There is a discrepancy between what people say and what they report when they keep a time diary,’ he said.”

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