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Danny Iskandarian added a topic in Daily JournalsMy Journal - DannyJanuary 7, 2016,
I decided I should elaborate on myself since this is technically my journal . This is my second post and I was so excited to write because it turns out these posts are something I really enjoy doing! I'm 15, I grew up on, games, more than 88% of my friends are gamers, a bit socially awkward but, if you read my other post, you would know this (no hate if you haven't). I've always felt... basic. I never found my talent and that made me extraordinary. I've ALWAYS wanted to be more. More than a game addict, more than basic, I wanted to be a hero.
During my first week of the detox I really wanted to go on League of Legends with some friends who were begging me to but, I wasn't going to relapse again. Never again. I told them no and they didn't take it too lightly so I decided to move on. I actually inspired someone else to follow which made me feel pretty good. It's SO difficult to stay grounded when most of your friends are gamers though.
I honestly feel lost. I'm waiting for that light in the dark, the thing I feel is missing from my life and it's really been bugging me. That feeling of missing something so important to you but, I don't even know what the hell it is! Maybe I just miss school and I'm starting to get a little school sick (weird eh?). I lack motivation, I have no goals. I'm also not sure whether I should do Chemistry or Physics. I don't have enough electives....
Until next post, I will continue to build up my passions. search for motivation, and focus on my studies. Thanks for reading.
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Danny Iskandarian added a topic in Daily JournalsMy Journey From 0 to Hero
Day 1 - Recently I have decided to quit gaming for multiple reasons. The first of which is how it effects my social skills and my friend groups. The second is how it effects my family. The third is how gaming makes me feel. I never thought I would be one of the people telling my story and why they should stop or at least reconsider. By now that I can I feel I'm doing a bit of good for the world or those that are struggling. My name is Danny Iskandarian and like most others I have a "Gaming Addiction." This is my story.
So I have been playing games for a long time. I remember getting my Gameboy Advance when I was 5 with Pokemon Fire Red on a New York vacation (I'm from Canada). The toy brought me so much joy and comfort but little did anybody in my family know how negative it would become. I'm 15 now, I'm in the 10th grade and I've decided to stop. Most of my friends are gamers and computer enthusiasts/fanatics. My social skills and my image have been ruined from games. I am terrible with talking to girls, I was bullied when I was younger for being "larger" and liking games. Worst of all these experiences stacked overtime and are like my own ball and chain cuffed to my legs. Don't get me wrong though I don't have depression or serious bullying situations. Actually I love life and I began working at the gym for about a year now. In one week it's my "gymiverssary." I believe that by quitting games I can put the bad things of the past bullying, fat jokes, and social anxiety to rest and live my life to the fullest and prove to some people that it is possible.
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