What else is there to enjoy besides video games?

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What else is there to enjoy besides video games?

My entire life, the only thing that I've really cared about is video games. When asked what I've wanted to do, the only thing I can imagine doing that is enjoyable is developing or playing video games somehow. I've never been able to understand what else there is to enjoy in life, and I'm 23 years old, I thought I would change and be like every one else after I became an adult, but I'm realizing that will probrobly never happen.

Every day, I wake up, go to a job that I hate and zone out in, go to work on college, then come home and play video games. Sure, sometimes I go outside with my family and can enjoy that, but that only lasts for a couple of hours a day, that's not long enough to spend my entire life on, like I can with video games like World of Warcraft. You can only stay outside for so long, and then it runs it's course and you need to take a break, which lasts 90% of the time.

With video games, you can fill the misery of life with. Everything else in life is mostly horrible. Sports, who cares about hitting a ball back and forth, what a waste of time, anyone can do that, it means nothing. Relationships, someone who's only with you because of your job, and they just settle down with you and always fantasize about someone else, love is a lie. Pets, I love my pets, but you can only spend a couple of hours a day with them, and then you both go your own seperate ways and have alone time most of the time. Friendship, they don't really care about you, they only care about showing off, then tune you out when it's your time to talk, all superficial ego crap that I don't care about anymore.

Really, at the end of the day, I only live because of video games. If it were not for video games, I couldn't see any real long lasting meaning in life. Can someone else tell me how I'm wrong? I wish I was wrong more than anything else in the world, but I can't see any other perspective being true.

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Hi Nothingelse and welcome to

Hi Nothingelse and welcome to Olga.  You make a very good point and if you're happy with your life the way it is and don't have any family dependent on you being there for them, why quit?  Those of us who have quit gaming came to a point in our lives where we didn't like our lives anymore and wanted to stop gaming but found that we couldn't do it without outside help.  That's why we're here.  If you're happy with the way your life is, keep playing.  Gaming is fun. I loved it.

The reason I quit was because I wanted more in life than to spend every spare minute of my life tied to the computer.  But then I had other things that I had enjoyed doing before I started gaming and, in moments of sanity, I wanted to enjoy them once again.  However, as long as I kept on gaming, there was no desire to do them.  For us gaming addicts, it's all or nothing.  We either spend every spare moment gaming or we have to quit all gaming.  

Best of luck to you deciding what you want in your life.  And if you decide you want to quit gaming, we're here for you.



Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

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