I love video games. There’s a game out there for everyone and everyone can spend a lot of time on them. You have your own community. You interact and make friends. Or not. But the reliance on the game(s) creates a dependency for the game. And as lovable as they are, it’s not healthy.
People can suck sometimes and games are fun and you can do what you want to create a positive feeling, but life doesn’t move forward. The biggest thing is recognizing this, using it, if an using what you’ve learned in your games.
Recognizing it is pretty simple. you’re not going to interact with anyone in real life if you’re not around anyone. You can’t do that while you’re on the game and life doesn’t change. That can be depressing and cause other side effects that are not helpful.
Recognizing the side effects is imperative because you shouldn’t be harming yourself and you need to know that. Use Sam or your existing friends. Have fun! Get out and take care of yourself. Stepping away from the game helps put a lot of things in perspective.
If you do have trouble meeting people, don’t let those gaming skills go to waste! Whether or not you’ve realized it, playing video games teach you to be analytical, combative, appreciative, fun, and engaging! Don’t be a geek about it, but realize the fact that if you worked socially adept before, you may be more so now. You just have to realize it and apply it to the new situation!
Jan 10, 2019