It’s not often that you would find me exercising my thumb muscles with a TV remote but it so happened that on a Saturday afternoon while killing time in front of the idiot box, an unsettling thought caught me off guard. I realized that I had been surfing through the TV channels for the past hour without really spending more than a minute on any single channel.
This habit is not uncommon but the unusual thing was once I had looped through all the channels a couple of times and once it was obvious that there was nothing interesting on TV, I still kept going without getting bored. So what was keeping me hooked?
As a flash of insight the answer that my mind constructed was an uncomfortable one.