I haven’t played a video game (by myself I did play one with some people socially) for two weeks. And im so happy about that. Its so easy for me to lose myself in other places, and after some serious soul searching I realized I was doing far too much of that, and too little focusing on my own goals in life. Establishing myself in a community at my new school has been very important to my emotional health. Its so refreshing to be unplugged.
I will always love video games and will probably play many more over the years. I do not frown upon those that play games, but I encourage everyone who does spend a lot of time with them to take a step back and figure out how much of your life you want to commit to living someone else’s story. I found that it was a lot less than I originally thought.