The arts add to a life. While I love touring art museums like the Louvre, the everyday interests enhance our lives. After books, for me it was music. I listened to record albums (remember them? I still have them) when I couldn’t attend a live concert. And I could read while I listened to music! Growing up in New York City, Broadway and off-Broadway were favorite haunts, especially after we relocated and only visited. It’s hard to beat a live performance on the stage.
The ease of television made it more watchable and unlike some elitists who deny watching anything but PBS specials or animal shows, I found watching criminal shows interested me the most. If it didn’t have a murder, whether real or fictional, or it wasn’t sports, I wasn’t a watcher.