I mostly agree with that, even if it comes from CNN.
I play RPG games on and off, as my time and responsibilities allow me, and I am aware how easily they can screw my view of life. They are addictive
like hell. I have weekends, maybe once in a month, when I do nothing but "indulging" myself in gaming; after that I can tell you that for a few days
real life seems so dull and heavy; people around me, who obviously didn't participate in that "triple EXP weekend event" are noobs who don't have a
clue of what they've lost, and generally all I want is to get back to my wonderful fantasy.
My mood change; I am irritable, restless, and lack
patience; sometimes I'm in awe of how something so enjoyable can make me feel so awful after that.
But I'm a 40 years old,mature person and I get out of those moods pretty fast. If I know I have only one or two hours available for gaming I don't
even get close to the game, because I know I will end up giving up everything else for that day and keep playing like mad. So I'll rather read
something interesting or browse ATS.
On the other side all those kids playing out there have no discipline, and no taste of real life yet; and they don't feel they give up something. But
giving up almost everything for that gaming experience. And they are irritable, restless and angry with everything around them. Yet, I
don't think that the damage is permanent; one month without computer and the person gets back to normal; I've seen it with my kids; the PC crashed,
and I let it intentionally that way. They even started to read books...
As for the porn, I have no interest in it; I prefer the real thing, it's much better. I've seen some relationships ruined because of it, and I imagine
it's also addictive, so I'm not going to exchange a healthy relationship for a virtual surrogate.
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