It is what you choose NOT to see in your life that controls your life.
- Lynn Andrews
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
- H. Agar, "A Time for Greatness"
To me, both of the above quotes have a similar message related to my problem with gaming addiction. My life was being controlled, and I was not really free, due to things that I chose to not see in my life and things that I would prefer to not hear. In particular, I am talking about the underlying causes of why I was using playing games, and procrastinating in general, to try to escape from my feelings and avoid my responsibilities in life. For me at least, it is a fairly long and slow process of addressing this but I am doing that now, with stopping playing video games being only a part, but a very important part, of the solution. As such, I am now starting to get back control of my life and I am learning to actually listen to those things that I previously preferred to not hear!
- John O.
[em]Carpe Diem![/em] (Seize the Day!)