What if You Don’t Know What You’re Missing?

What if You Don’t Know What You’re Missing?

For Christmas, I got a TV. I can just imagine the look on your face right about now as you read that statement. If you don’t know my television history, your look is probably accompanied by a question along the lines of, “and what does that have to do with me?” And if you do know my story, your reaction is either, “well, it’s about time!” Or, you are just as shocked as I was as I looked at a box, hidden in plain sight, containing a 32″ flat screen TV asking, “What’s this?” I kid you not… In a moment, I’ll flush out what my lovely new TV has to do with you, but first some context: It’s not that I didn’t own a television (although I don’t watch it much); it’s just that I’ve had my now “old” set since 1989 – rabbit ears and all! And because I don’t have a cable subscription, I also have the digital TV converter box. Go ahead and laugh, it’s okay – But my “old” TV worked just fine. However, now that I have this fancy-dancy thing, I can’t believe what I’ve been missing. The picture quality is AMAZING! The colors are crisp, clear and vibrant. TV watching in my own house never looked so good. New Year Ruminations My Christmas present got me to thinking about clichés, comfort and paths that go unexplored. There are two popular clichés: Cliché #1 – You can’t miss what you never had. Cliché #2 – You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. The major problem with the above is this: What...