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Hi, I'm Trevor


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Hey everyone, my name is Trevor.

I'm 20 years old and a college student.

To start, I'll explain my brief history with gaming. I grew up on gaming. I have heard stories about when I was barely old enough to talk I would beg my parents to play this Dr. Seuss Alphabet game all the time. I would say "C's!" That would mean I wanted to play the ABC's game I suppose. Although I don't remember this, it shows how I started. I got into a couple of strategy games around age 10. I would play these for hours. I also got into mmorpgs.

Part of the reason why I joined and am posting this is to show an example of someone who isn't an extreme case (i think), and how quitting has helped.

My gaming really got worse when I went into High School. I would play on every weekend. Weekday's I did pretty good at staying away from gaming, but I would look up YouTube videos and think about it constantly throughout the day. I never was a 16+ hour straight gamer, but it was a constant thing on my mind. And looking back, I believe this is where I was addicted. I don't know if you necessarily have to play for long periods of time to be addicted, but if it controls your consciousness and decisions in your life, then I believe it is harmful

I would play this strategy game with friends all the time. Constantly trying to get better (but really just running on an endless treadmill). I would choose to stay at home and game over than going out and socializing or learning new things. Yes, I kept my grades up, but my the other aspects of my life was very weak. I wasn't very social, I didn't know much about life, I guess you could call them 'street smarts', and everything I did was trying to hurry to do everything I needed to so I could game.

So I suppose to sum it up, my life was going OK. But it could be better.


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Hi Trevor! Thanks for joining. I can relate to a lot of what you say. It's nice that you are able to recognize and tame your urges.

So I suppose to sum it up, my life was going OK. But it could be better.

Well put!

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