So I finally decided to free myself from being a slave of the TV. For the last several years, I have been a cord cutter and a committed subscriber of Netflix since 2009. Getting rid of Netflix after 10 years of usage was hard. But with determination, I successfully got rid of Netflix.!! I canceled my subscription to Netflix after paying them over $1000 so far.
During the last 10 years, I wasted about 11,000 hrs watching TV (Netflix) and as we start a new decade it was time for me to FREE myself and get control of my time.
Stop being a slave to your TV and FREE youself from Netflix.Jay Sharma – Personal Finance Blogger
I know my decision is an unpopular one and a lot of my friends have told me that I am stupid. But I don’t care. Why should I care anyway?
I have spent so much time watching crappy shows and movies I myself can’t believe it. There are so many instances where I would start watching something and would find myself binge-watching for hours.
Recent studies show that we spend twice as much time watching Netflix as we do bonding with our families. Now that’s some serious stuff. I can’t comprehend that TV has become more important than our families. For me, this alone is a reason enough to get rid of Netflix.
With social media and streaming services, we are getting glued to our screens and losing the human touch of conversations with our families and friends. For our kid’s emotions are nothing more than emojis.
Our kids are losing the human touch. They don’t understand the value of making a network of friends and people who you can trust. As Simon Sinek says – “We don’t make Friends these days we add them“
Canceled Netflix – How do I watch TV Now?
Don’t get me wrong about video streaming services. I am not saying that the concept is bad rather I just sharing my point of view about how we are getting glued to Netflix and our screens. How we are becoming slaves to media and how they are manipulating our minds.
After canceling Netflix, I have switched over to Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ bundle. I don’t use Hulu at all but my kids love Disney+ and I can watch Football and cricket games using ESPN+. This is still an experiment to see how much time I will save now.
Most of you already have Amazon Prime subscription and Amazon has a lot of good content to watch. If you are not a Prime member you should Try Prime.
And there is YouTube which is totally FREE but can be very addictive.
Benefits of Getting Rid of Netflix
It’s been 3 weeks since I canceled my Netflix subscription and I am so thankful to myself that I have got myself back and now I can focus on things that really matter in my life. I can spend time doing things I enjoy.
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I can now focus on increasing my passive income streams and accelerate my FI/RE journey. I can spend time researching things and learning new stuff. I can spend time with my wife and kids, hang out with my friends and make my world more human once again.
I think canceling my Netflix subscription was the best decision of the last decade (I canceled on Dec 30, 2019). What do you guys think? Let me know your thoughts, feedback, and criticism via comments.