I want to quit playing computer games and quit watching gaming vids on ytube

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I want to quit playing computer games and quit watching gaming vids on ytube

So i begin by deleting my games from my computer.

Computer games are a complete waste of time. They are addictive psychologically since they give fast rewards to the player. Anything in life that is of real value takes years to cultivate, and does not give you fast rewards. 

Spending ours playing the game to get better, achieve levels, earn in-game currency is in the end useless. Life is too valuable

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welcome to OLGA

Glad you found OLGA. Come to meetings online and seek face-to-face recovery meetings too.

Not only can games be psychologically addicting, physically gaming can be addicting as excessive gaming changes the hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal axis!

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

My Gaming Addiction Videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/@DrAndrewDoan

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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Fast rewards. In some way,

Fast rewards. In some way, @wazzapp, your post has that intriguing perspective on video gaming as a whole that I find myself agreeing with. It has no room for negotiation. It completely condemns all video games as a complete waste of time.

What also intrigues me are the people that manage to play video games in moderation such that their video gaming habits do not intrude or damage any other part of their life. Their habits fit snugly into their life. The question is, why do they play video games? Mere pleasure? To kill some time? Or perhaps, do they have a need that they want fulfilled via gaming but at the same time they can manage to limit their gaming time via prioritisation, discipline and whatnot? This perspective says that video games still do have a place in one's life, but there's a limit to how much. Here, I sense the distinction between the people that can play games in moderation, and the people that, in a sense, can't stop themselves so easily from playing video games. Do the latter group of people have a stronger or more intense desire to fulfil a specific need or group of needs? In all cases, is it that video games offer the fast relief to the fulfilment of needs or mere pleasure? Is it merely that in the end? Does the culture of quick fixes have anything to do with the culture of video gaming? And here I introduce another interesting concept: The culture of video gaming. But I'll leave that for another forum thread or post or time.

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Computer games are a complete waste of time. They are addictive psychologically since they give fast rewards to the player. Anything in life that is of real value takes years to cultivate, and does not give you fast rewards. 

I couldn't agree more.  It's very addictive for me to keep building up meaningless achievements for me in video games.  You took the words out of my mouth.  I don't know how many hundreds of hours I have chasing achievements which I could have put to meaningful tasks.

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