“Videogames Help Me To Relax” – So Can Reading a Book!
I just read in the Detroit Free Press that 11 billion dollars has been spent on video games and gaming machines this past year (most around the holiday season) and 75% of adults in U.S. households play some sort of video game regularly. Add that to all of the time spent watching cable-television, plus a few more hours of internet browsing (work & home) and there’s no wonder why we’ve turned into a nation of fast food munching, short-attention spanned, “I Want It Now” (because my Game Reset jabb’n finger makes me see a world dependant upon my button presses) – blubber-asses.
When people take crazy death-defying chances on the freeway, I can’t help but think that somewhere in their joystick stunted brain they think they’re playing some virtual reality version of Grand-Theft Auto Detroit.
Mom & Dad – give your kids legos, tinkertoys, and building blocks. Read actual paper books to them. Give then crayons and paper. What the heck is our society going to resemble in another 15 years?! Resident Evil?