posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 08:07 PM
a reply to: vlawde
I have never been the spectator kind myself BUT were sport is concerned for many fan's it is about watching the team you wanted to play for as a kid
or your father or mother supported, perhaps a team that represent's a regional location or a national identity and when they win even those
disinterested like me smile a little.
But for some it is a passion and a hobby and also a talking point among most social grouping's were many people may have nothing in common except the
sport and players they love.
Were computer game's are concerned, well players like to see and pick up trick's by observing but to be fair I also don't get it, BUT when money is
on ANY sport you would be surprised just how interesting the most mundane, slow and boring game suddenly become's.
If you have no interest in something then it is something you are not going to understand BUT if you have a hobby yourself then think of it in those
term's, it's one of there hobbies and just like any hobby it also has social benefit's BUT since there is the element of competition involved it also
become's a subject of rivalry - hopefully friendly but some abuse anything such as football hooligan's, for them it was never about a team or even a
sport but about fighting rival fan's - often in cowardly gang attack's but sometime's against other hooligan's.
Also as JAGStorm point's out perfectly correctly this generation are the cell phone generation so they are lonely, for some of them just seeing other
real people rather than talking to a piece of junk held up to there head is a novel experience.
And Kid's these day's do not play out just as JAGStorm also say's, they don't have that social interaction that they used to have, with the increase
in awareness of predator's parent's are also often not keen on there children playing out for fear of this seemingly more dangerous world.
In Asia and also now in the west a psychological condition has even been noted were the sufferers can not relate to real people of the opposite sex
but can relate to virtual people on computers more easily, very sad and a very real social disorder that affects Japan particularly badly and mostly
male sufferers (in part as woman are more sociably by nature while males are less so - usually sorry to stereotype but it remains a fact of our
biology woman would stay at home and care for the kids and the guy's would go off hunting for long periods of time).