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I’ve got mutiple important matters to solve regarding my career turn, what’s relieving is that I’ve got so many tasks in this stretch that I won’t have the time to dream.

This forum slowed with a few regulars posting occasionally, I hope we do get to attract and help many more targets of this non stop gaming craze. 

 

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Retrying Hacking programs.

I will state before I go to sleep tonight:

1. I can refine, identify and achieve my specific goals.

2. I am able to become self-sufficient through introspection and discipline.

3. There is no harm in stating things as they are. Its no big deal to get embarassed, or turned away by respondents.

4. I will write one job application from today. I will use a PC for that.

5. I will not dream about succeeding because I haven’t got time for that.

i need to work on these statements cause their exact wording can mean a huge difference for driving my performance . If I repeat them every night, thats 365 repetitions a year. If these catch phrases work in advertisements, they must work in personal development.

 

Matt, How do you like this line:

Game quitters, nothing will stop me from putting an end to those pipe dreams.

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5 hours ago, Amphibian220 said:

5. I will not dream about succeeding because I haven’t got time for that.

Just a thought - I'm not 100% sure about this one... It's important that we enjoy the process of what we are doing each day, and look forward to (or have that hope/"Dream") to keep us going forward.  Maybe reframing that to "I will hold the dream as a light ahead to guide me, and find ways to savor (enjoy) the activities that must be done to achieve those dreams, along the way"?   Best wishes!

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On 1/3/2022 at 5:00 PM, Amphibian220 said:

This forum slowed with a few regulars posting occasionally, I hope we do get to attract and help many more targets of this non stop gaming craze. 

It's been like this for as long as I can remember, but it's normal. Quitting excessive gaming doesn't imply using GQ forums or even staying on them forever. Cam did reference there are 2.7 billion gamers in the world and if only 1% get addicted, it's 27 million people.

Anyhow, you do raise valid a point of being vigilant. I think there are lots of (under)currents such as excessive gaming, substance (alcohol, tobacco etc.) abuse or irrational fear of nuclear energy. These are the things whose value is hardly calculable (especially monetarily), but I'd argue these ills are much more harmful to the mankind than the exalted CV pandemic, which however does seem to get the spotlight for the last two years.

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@The_Creative_Quitter Dreaming has its purpose of course,

 But my issue is that i overthink matters too much. This rumination i have not found a cure for in the two years Im here.

its not location or time specific, can happen anywhere. If i get myself busy, i still overthink the things im doing.

I am amazed at BooksandTrees saying about not to being so hard on himself. I need to learn from his example

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@Ikar I needed to print out some documents, and the only thing I could find was a local gaming club. As i hopped into it, I immediately witnessed that unhealthy environment:

young teens sitting in a dimly lit room, it is almost pitch black. The computer screens give off a strong contrasting glare that strains the eyes. These boys had very tired faces.

Then the frantic nervous laughing and swearing that is so familiar in these places. 

It actually got worse from the times when i played. Back in my time the games felt rudimentary, you could see that it was just a game and you got bored after a while. Now it is fashioned to a point where the experience transitions to keep it interesting for as long as possible.

I felt sad for these kids.

I wonder if I could distribute pamphlets on a day off or do some sort of publicity to help these people. 

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I don’t get it at all, this office work is seriously hurting my health (eye strain from computer work), I can’t see myself continuing this for much longer.

It just isn’t worth it. So I have to move to a different job asap.

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Just read a news article about rising video game “athletes”. One report cited that mobile app downloads grew by 50 % and user engagement went up by 20 % during the pandemic. 

The number of professional players is predicted to reach 1.5 million by 2025 in India alone. Esports is still in its infancy surmises one “analyst”. 

I want to know who is subsidizing video games in these countries. Why are they doing it? Why not get out and practice football, or swimming, or anything that is healthy?

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On 1/19/2022 at 7:26 AM, Amphibian220 said:

Just read a news article about rising video game “athletes”. One report cited that mobile app downloads grew by 50 % and user engagement went up by 20 % during the pandemic. 

The number of professional players is predicted to reach 1.5 million by 2025 in India alone. Esports is still in its infancy surmises one “analyst”. 

I want to know who is subsidizing video games in these countries. Why are they doing it? Why not get out and practice football, or swimming, or anything that is healthy?

If the opportunity for money is there someone will always be interested unfortunately. 

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On 1/19/2022 at 1:26 PM, Amphibian220 said:

Just read a news article about rising video game “athletes”. One report cited that mobile app downloads grew by 50 % and user engagement went up by 20 % during the pandemic. 

The number of professional players is predicted to reach 1.5 million by 2025 in India alone. Esports is still in its infancy surmises one “analyst”. 

I want to know who is subsidizing video games in these countries. Why are they doing it? Why not get out and practice football, or swimming, or anything that is healthy?

 

11 minutes ago, BooksandTrees said:

If the opportunity for money is there someone will always be interested unfortunately. 

It reminds me of this timeless classic:

Anyhow, the point is, with the current democracies as they are, having 4-6 years to rule before the opposition is likely to take over the country, that there is no political benefit to making the population healthier. As in the video above, it's basically reduced to the argument of either having 4 billion £ a year or not. Remember all those 80s Belmondo movies, where there are 4 guys sitting in a car and they are all smoking? Nobody cares about the long-lasting benefits of longer lifespan (and possibly longer productive age/work life), if you can cash out now and do something with the government money now.

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