I just love how stupid the world continues to become. It really is enjoyable watching the stupidity, but then I realize that one day I'll be old and have to rely on these said stupid people. That's when it gets scary! Christ almighty...
There is nothing stupid about addressing a possible addiction. Like Fijiandoce says, it is the WHO better defining mental illness because an addiction, to put it simply, is psychological. Mental health is just as important -- maybe even more so -- than one's physical health.
If you never took moderating your playtime seriously, never worked on being more sociable, never explored different interests you might have (especially when you're young seeing as your brain hasn't fully developed) you're just making it easy to condition yourself to where "excessive gaming" feels like regular gaming. And then who knows how irritable that person will become when you try taking it away from them, the lengths he/she will go to continue?
I once lived with two brothers who spent all their time playing games online, while at the same time completely avoiding my own mental illness (when my anxiety and depression were at their worst). Nowadays, I have my own place and spend on average one or two hours (at the most, a combined three hours) a day on the internet, zero time playing video games. I'm still battling mental health but whatever you want to call it -- excessive gaming, internet, high tech device usage etc. -- it is nothing to laugh about or view as the rest of society being stupid.
I thought the topic was meant to be lighthearted, personally, so let's please not start the new year with drama. Lighthearted things can be just that ... lighthearted. This topic is getting a little too personal for some. Addiction is of course nothing to joke about, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't Dflamen's intent. So let's not jump down his throat, please. He's been here for a week and you're giving him crap. Let's not scare off the new members. Thanks.
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