Should You Quit Playing Video Games
How do you know when to stop?
How do we get addicted
What happens in your brain during a game
To spice things up even more, most people who spend days after days gaming have problems socializing. They often don’t feel understood or as if the problem is within the society, and not with them.
Oftentimes they associate with individuals who think alike because it makes them feel better about themselves.
These people form a big group of game-addicts. A group in which everyone wants to escape from the real world.
It’s full of people wanting to run away from the real life and end up playing video games day and night because it makes them feel good and comfortable. Because it makes them forget about all responsibilities.
I used to be a part of this group.
How do we let an addiction take over
I used to be an awkward kid with a low self-esteem and sitting at home made me feel safe. Winning against my friends was my way of feeling special and actually good at something.
Everything that I lacked in the real world, I had in the virtual one.
At 14, I began living on my own and there was no one to stop me from playing as much as I wanted to. It was the best and the worst thing that could happen to a 14 years old boy.
As you might guess, this was the beginning of what I found later to be an addiction.
At 20, I moved to Germany to study at university and very often I felt quite alone. The new environment and lack of friends made me close for the world.
I tried to cure myself with countless hours behind my computer and as one might guess, it didn’t make me feel any better.
How do we let addiction take over
How do you know if you’re addicted?
- How many hours have you spent playing video games last week?
- How many days in a row have you spent playing video games during the last month?
- How often do you put off your responsibilities in order to play video games?
- How often do you miss the opportunity to go out because of video games
- Do you make money playing video games?