Submitted by Medea on November 19, 2005 - 4:50am
Submitted by Medea on November 19, 2005 - 4:48am
When we are locked within negative, hostile thinking patterns, we go around in mental circles. What seems perfectly rational to us at the time looks misguided and blind when we look back. Carrying a grudge or a desire to get even with someone is a cancer inside us. It belittles us and holds back our spirit.
Submitted by Silence WAR on November 18, 2005 - 3:22pm
yea xbox360 comming out soon... very tempting!!
I just have to keep realizing that they are games and that they only screw my life up even more than it already is.
Submitted by Diggo McDiggity on November 18, 2005 - 9:46am
Hi all, as promised, an explanation:
In fairness to Steve, he did send me a nice email apology for the way he 'introduced himself.' I just think the main problem is that the goals of promoting responsible gaming and quitting gaming do not fit together. I saw an inevitable train wreck. I just didn't think it would happen so quickly.
Co-Founder of OLGA and member since 2002
Submitted by Tommy Former Ad... on November 17, 2005 - 4:12pm
This might seem odd but, I remember reading a post of yours here a couple of years ago. It was called;
"What would you do?".
Probably the most awe inspiering post ever written on this web-site here. I would like to read it again if possible, there's someone I would like to show it too but I cannot find it ANYWHERE.
Please, please, please. Tell me you still have it somewhere.
Submitted by Medea on November 17, 2005 - 12:51pm
That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning."
Submitted by RectumRanger1 on November 17, 2005 - 12:44pm
I have read the 12 Steps of On-Line Gamers Anonymous.
It sounds pretty one-sided to me.
I don't believe in gods from those various religions, so when I get to step 2 it does not apply to me.
Do you have 12 steps for an atheist?
Submitted by mint0 on November 17, 2005 - 9:26am
virtualisbest wrote in an introductory topic:
I find myself hating the real world a lot (I have for several years). I hate school, I hate my job (though temporary), and feel like my life is going nowhere.
If I could have things my way, I would literally quit my job and quit school... I'd build the sweetest computer setup ever with the best widescreen display ever, and just play WoW all the time, stopping only to sleep, I swear.
Submitted by lizwool on November 17, 2005 - 5:05am
You may want to put this link in your Favorites and go there and read it on a regular basis. There are many more interesting articles there.
Edited by: lizwool at: 11/28/05 16:32
Submitted by lizwool on November 16, 2005 - 8:21pm
www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8327Gaming fanatics show hallmarks of drug addiction
12:11 16 November 2005
NewScientist.com news service
Excessive computer gaming has the hallmarks of addiction, suggests new experiments on "drug memory". The researchers argue it should be classified as such, enabling AC/a,!A"addictsAC/a,!? to start seeking help.