got this from o5nickl
which is from another persons blog :Well, World of Warcraft has definitely taken a hold of me. I swore that I would never let these kinds of games get in the way of my dreams. And that is exactly what they do. Those dreams, that make life so full of struggle, failure, and disappointment in attaining them, are so easy to avoid when you are sucked in to the bliss of online fantasy adventure. I think I know how these games work on the mind. They give a decent amount of pleasure which is appealing to people who do not have much in their lives or do not want to make the effort to try to have it in their lives; as I said, life is full of disappointments and pain, but games like this are always fun. In fact they are so much fun that you either have to have a fantastically awesome life or enough ambition that you would rather put up with the pain in trying to achieve a fantastically awesome life than play a fun game and let all that ambition drift from your mind. Life is full of so much pain, struggle, worry, and disappointment, is it any wonder we cling to escapism?
he makes a really good point there.
why do we cling to escapism? i believe that everyone has a way of wanting to escape. either it be work, school, family, even friends ...people want a break from it all. online gaming is just one example of it. some people go partying, watch movies, play sports. but all in all.. these things are going to be time consuming. they make us happy so they become a big part of our daily routines in life.
but i disagree with him that online gaming attracts people who lack ambition... i think thats what he meant.. i play final fantasy (i think everyone around me.. and their friends, co-workers, family members, teachers staff and faculty probably know by now). at the same time i don't look as it as an escape from pains of reality. for me, it is more of an addition to the other things i already have in progress. another goal to shoot for. because once we obtain goals we feel happy.. accomplished!
its sad that when people get so far into their past times that it becomes an obsessive compulsive part of their life. it being all the person ever thinks about.. day and night. anything like that will definitely be a huge detriment. life is just full of desires. but why let the devil inside of you take over so easily? if we really care about the people around us then we wouldn't surrender our soul right away. life is too short to be obssessed about something. too many wonderful and interesting things will be missed. we are not the same neanderthalic homo sapien of the past. we are complex and integrated! and so we must gain happiness through multiple achievements. the flourishing of mankind. it reminds me of how the renassaince/baroque period really changed the world artistically and scientifically.
((playing games 1.5 hours))
back with conclusion. i like being busy. life is full of pain worry and disappointment.. and i had my share of struggles. they are the very things that make us strong. learn from mistakes and move ahead until you're satisfied with a result. in the end.... become old, wise, knowing that your world you have lived for lingers in your afterglow.
mood: slight hang over
music: sister playing bach invention f major? i think