Americans have become passive and lazy. We are like ancient Romans who live to be entertained. And in our lust for entertainment, we are actually retraining the way our brains process information. And the result of our entertainment gluttony is that we are cultivating our appetites in a manner which is making us incapable of appreciating a meaningful sense of family life, community and hospitality. Consider A.C.Nielson Corporation reports that Americans on average watch more than 4 hours of TV each day. This equals 28 hours a week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year. If you maintain this average and live to the age of 65, nine years of your life will have been spent worshipping at the little black box of vacuity.