Published on 6th June 2004 by
Regardless, my argument remains truth, and one that I feel too many people do not consider these days when double-clicking that *.exe.
You have bettered no ones life, you have made no difference.
Originally Posted by :: kna ::
the same can be said for watching Friends, reading a terrible book, going for a walk and getting cold, wet and miserable. The futility of life is something people do not want to consider, and the fact that almost everything we do day to day is just a timewasting precursor for death makes what you choose to do with your life all the less important (Ironically).
I could spend the morning doing a parachute jump or play CoH, either way I've still used up my morning doing something I enjoy which has next to no effect on anyone but myself. If people want to play these games to fill a social void, or just as a distraction from the monotony of reality, then so be it.
I see people who watch hours of TV a day, or go to the gym 4 hours a night. I see no therapy for their 'addiction', in fact they're considered normal.
Originally Posted by ShrapnillRight now you're getting into a debate on what is considered a healthy amount of time spent on a hobby. To me there are two kinds of hobbies:
productive: They better the body, mind or soul. They dont have to be "work", in fact they can be anything from meditation to lifting weights.
counter-productive: They better nothing, however, they do provide an escape and relaxation. Examples are television, computers, video games, etc.
Originally Posted by ZaluI disagree, I don't believe anything can be absolutely counter productive. Life is all about balance. You cant classify something as productive and counter-productive simply because even your "counter-productive" things are productive in the fact that they are necessary or helpful in some way or another.
P.S. isn't meditation a form of "escape and relaxation" ?
Originally Posted by ShrapnillI think most people nowdays are very unbalanced when it comes to this stuff.
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