The Game Of Life (In The Future)
Do you know that gaming brings in more revenue than tv and movies, combined? I mentioned this to my husband.
"Well, no shit," he said.
"Why do you say that?"
"You can talk to people. You're going to get called, fuck stick no matter who you are.
It's like we've made life so insufferable, the only way to live (free) is to get in the game.
What do you think?
Find a weakness and expand it. Find a need and capitalize on it. Wonder if gaming took hold right after the push to "embrace and indulge your Inner Child."
That's grim...I used to be really into gaming when I was a child and teenager. But it wasn't online gaming, I never got onto that bandwagon. It was more solo stuff and playing with friends at each others' houses.
Looking back it feels like it gave me a certain mentality to deal with life but my focus shifted into real life.
By no means, is my real life anywhere as good as it could be. But I feel like I have to focus on getting that where I want it to be before spending my efforts in the game world could feel like a valid use of time.
I would like to reach that point and who knows, maybe I'll get back into gaming in my 40s.
I also don't judge anyone for having this as a hobby if this is what they're into. But philosophically, I refuse to believe that this (or a similar concept like the metaverse) is any kind of acceptable substitute for life, despite its flaws.