r/gaming 12d ago

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u/zGnRz 12d ago

You know what.. I’m gonna make a change.

spends all day on Reddit instead

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u/flying_chocolate777 PlayStation 12d ago

Sigma grindset

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u/down4things 12d ago

#42069: Let your body and mind wither away leaving you physically and mentally vulnerable for everyday life.😎

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u/selddir_ 12d ago

sigma grindset music plays as I turn off my PC and open phone to Reddit

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u/RageTiger 12d ago

no. . . stop. . . I can hear the brain cells dying explosively.

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u/Equilibriator 12d ago

\sits outside playing on the switch**

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u/Casualte 12d ago

sits outside posting on Reddit r/outside

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u/col_man1 12d ago

Who would've thought that excessive consumption of media purely for our entertainment is harmful.

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u/Shinnyo 12d ago

Who would've thought that excessive consumption of media purely for our entertainment is harmful.

Is there anything that isn't harmful when consumed excessively?

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u/Orakar 12d ago

Isn’t that just what it means to consume something to “excess”, such that it’s true by definition?

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u/Stankmonger 12d ago

Too true.

The irony of posting this on reddit is that reddit will slowly make you into an ass. Been here a decade and I’m worse than squidward. I wish I could be all the young spongebobs enjoying dumb shit but I’m always negative.

I probably have undiagnosed depression or something, but gaming makes me better than reddit does. Might just be me and the minority like me but it’s true.

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u/neptu 12d ago

Dont browse subreddit that makes you feel negative /r/aww for example gives me feelsgood vibes :D

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u/Bon03 12d ago

Is it Reddit, or is it life in general that makes you more "Squidwardly" :(

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u/duncan1234- 12d ago

Definitely reddit

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u/MinosAristos 12d ago

I block like half of the major subs to get away from the hate and rage baiting. I think it's good for anyone's mental health to do so.

My depression has noticeably improved since.

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u/kjlwillycoyote 12d ago edited 12d ago

Information? Sure you'll likely wish you didn't know some things, but it doesn't really harm a person to learn too much.

Edit: Stop being stupid Reddit. Too much knowledge won't hurt you. "Oh you need to to rest" or "you'll just be depressed knowing all the bad shit that happens".

Fuck off with that nonsense. Many people "myself included" I take loads of international news daily and hear first hand stories of atrocities around the world. Some like myself listen to news that doesn't ahy away from that subject for hours daily (not saying exclusively that type, it just comes up).

As for the "let your brain rest" bits, just don't even bother. They'd take a damn nap if they needed. In the hypothetical you're not being forcefed spoonfuls of knowledge. Use your damn brain.

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u/Tokata0 12d ago

Oh don't say that. Information can be extremly harmfull, like if you learned all the ways you could horribly die by accident (did you know you can swallow your tounge and suffocate?) could leave you feeling anxious and therefore reducing your lifespam by the stress induced.

Knowing about all the fuckups our politicians do can leave you super stressed out and angry...

there is a reason why people say "ignorance is bliss"

Also, consuming all this informations would take up a good amount of time, so it could impact other aspects of your life.

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u/tasman001 12d ago edited 12d ago

reducing your lifespam

Not my life spam! It's already dangerously low!

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u/stomponator 12d ago

*Viking choir singing*

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u/GoGoHujiko 12d ago

the responses to your comment are hilarious.

ah, it is known, the plight of many academics, is knowing too much. driven to madness by their own intellectual curiosity

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u/Shinnyo 12d ago

As you said, some things are better left unknown.

There is things you should not even try to google for your own sanity.

Ignorance is bliss

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u/orange_sauce_ 12d ago

"Do you really want to know who I am?"

"I really do"

"No, you really don't, and just this once, I will spare you from this knowledge"

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u/jakeroony 12d ago

One time I was googling proboscis monkeys and I started to wonder if there were edits of people with the monkey's nose. Do not look up proboscis human.

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u/TheGoddamnedKamina 12d ago

proboscis human

I should have listened to your warning...

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u/Acquablu30 12d ago

Oh my god, I’m gonna have a nightmare, it’s sad and scary at the same time

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u/GoGoHujiko 12d ago

wtf are you on about. that isn't an issue of too much information, it's an issue of harmful information.

generally speaking those who seek more information end up being rewarded for their intellectual curiosity by being a smarter and more interesting person

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u/Richinaru 12d ago

I love learning, learning without a doubt has made me both miserable, depressed and nihilistic but also hopeful, enlightened and informed.

I literally have to be mindful because any honest engagement in history or systems of inequity in reality, especially when confronting ideals left out of K-12 education (explicitly i should add) can really fragment a person if done all at once or too frequently.

In this i space my deep historically materialistic, philosophical, non-fiction, etc. Reads and watches with dumb fun fantasy so as to not become completely jaded.

Ignorance is truly bliss, albeit I'd never choose to go back to it, I do at times miss it

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u/McDarki24 12d ago

Have you ever googled your symptoms and had cancer because you got a little pain in your stomach? Too much info is also bad because you might end up taking meds you don't need like my aunt did or you end up being scared you might die in the next hour.

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u/seastatefive 12d ago

What if it was really cancer? 33% of people are going to get cancer so it's not a small possibility.

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u/A1000eisn1 12d ago

That could be the result of not enough information or lack of correct information. You aunt should have read the part where it said "go see a doctor."

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u/Mr_Kris_ 12d ago

Misinformation meaning considering the excess of information you are likely to get information that is is wrong and depending upon what information it is it can be harmful. ex- medical misinformation

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u/BlueSoulOfIntegrity 12d ago edited 12d ago

But that's not a direct effect of excessive consumption. It's like saying excessive consumption of food can give you a virus. The problem is not the excessive consumption itself but rather what you are consuming.

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u/Steve123479 12d ago

H.P lovecraft would like to have a word with you

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u/Ya_Boi_Senpai_xXx 12d ago

Consuming information takes time, and if the only thing you do in life is consume information you won't have time for anything else. Having basically the same negative effect as gaming for example would, especially if you access all your information online. Only difference really is that you can learn something useful.

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u/EastAd8758 12d ago

Ignorance is bliss

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u/Babki123 12d ago

why do you think people think the earth is flat , that persil will heal your vagina or that every black person is a thief ?

Excessive consumption of information without downtime to think about it lead to very stupid think being considered as truth.

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u/kjlwillycoyote 12d ago

You're saying a lack of something is bad, not too much of something is bad.

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u/keithstonee 12d ago

If you took the time to think. They're saying both.

Taking in too much information. Reduces the time you have to think about stuff, and wether it's bullshit or not.

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u/Rigitor 12d ago

Oxygen?

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u/hansgo12 12d ago

Oxygen poisoning is a thing

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u/Rigitor 12d ago

Right forgot about that.

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u/ThePlagueDoctor269 12d ago

Your mums titty milk?

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u/ReaITrump 12d ago

Big titties can suffocate you

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u/naufalap 12d ago

I see no downsides

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u/Butter_my_eggroll_1 12d ago

well I don't know if its excessive but liquid oxygen can make organic things catch fire by a simple mechanical shock, sooooooooo technically speaking yes excessive oxygen can b e dangerous.

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u/Omsk_Camill 12d ago

Oxygen IS harmful. Avoiding damaging lungs by excessive amount of oxygen is one of the challenges that medics face when intubating COVID patients in ICU

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u/ademb9 12d ago

What a surprise

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u/DestinyUniverse1 12d ago

That’s true for anything in life though

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u/chillerll 12d ago

No, not for beans! I don’t have a problem

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u/TacoManifesto 12d ago

I mean I don’t but my butt does

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u/word-noise 12d ago

but my butt

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u/GoodHunter 12d ago

Butt my but

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u/Pehdazur 12d ago

You wanna do it in my butt? In my butt?

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u/TankPug147 12d ago

No, we dont

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u/v161l473c4n15l0r3m Console 12d ago

Ah yes. Beans the magical fruit….

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u/MrHazard1 12d ago

I've read article about people dying from drinking water

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u/DestinyUniverse1 12d ago

I mean yeah… if you drink water soo much that it fills up your lungs it can drown you. Too much of anything and you die. When it comes to this post there could be someone addicted to reading In a negative way.

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u/TitaniumDragon D20 12d ago edited 12d ago

Water is actually toxic if you consume enough of it. You don't have to drown.

It is called water toxicity or water intoxication.

What happens is that you drink so much water that ions and molecules osmose out of your cells and into a very diluted interstitial medium. The result is quite nasty as your nerve cells stop being able to function and your brain shuts down. It can also cause swelling in the brain.

It is rare though; you have to drink gallons of the stuff within a short time span, as otherwise you will excrete it back out. It is associated with mental disorders, rehydration after dehydration, or drug abuse.

This is also why rehydration is done with saline solution (or if the person can drink, Gatorade or similar sports drinks) - simply drinking vast amounts of pure water can trigger fatal hyponatremia (low sodium presence in blood).

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u/DestinyUniverse1 12d ago

I actually didn’t know this very interesting stuff here

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u/TitaniumDragon D20 12d ago

Yup!

I think most people who know about it know because of a 2007 "Hold your wee for a Wii" contest where the participants drank a huge amount of water and then whoever peed last would get the Wii.

A woman ended up dying as a result.

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u/Vineyard_ PC 12d ago

Damn, dihydrogen monoxide is scary stuff.

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u/PaurAmma 12d ago

It is a solvent, an abrasive, a poison...

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u/MrHazard1 12d ago

I heard they also put that stuff in vaccines. And everybody who came in contact with it died at some point.

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u/MrHazard1 12d ago

Yeah, but that dude didn't drown. He just drank bottled water. I think his blood dilluted too much and kidneys gave out or something

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u/drujdrtuj 12d ago

1 month without gaming here - I'm leaving Dota to the trained professionals.

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u/SpyderZT 12d ago

True. But you're not a Try Hard if you're not trying to bash the subject of the subforum you're posting to.

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u/hawkwood4268 12d ago edited 12d ago

“Moderation in all things” right? make sure to use exactly the right amount of moderation all the time. Including moderation of your moderations, otherwise it’s not complete.

100% moderated. Perfectly balanced. Exactly the right amount of…what was the unit of measurement for this thing exactly? “Moderation,” was it? Just the right amount of moderators.

Which has to be no moderation sometimes, otherwise it’s not all things that are being moderated……….

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u/Rocket-R 12d ago

The difference is that studying too much for school at least has its upsides. Gaming all day has 0 positive impacts.

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u/dragonmp93 12d ago

Whatever you say, mom

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u/DestinyUniverse1 12d ago

Well yeah obviously gaming has an effect on us in a variety of ways vs studying but the point is is that it’s not 100% bad. We all need balance in our lives and stuff that has a positive influence on it.

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u/Denis_109 12d ago

Here before the “hand to eye coordination” folks

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u/InsertYname 12d ago

Today’s top story: Local man finds out that excessive consumption of something is harmful

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u/CC_Zephyr 12d ago

Excessive consumption of fish can lead to mercury poisoning.

Excess drinking can lead to "water intoxication", which is...not what it sounds like - essentially the brain gets too much water, "short circuits" in a way, and then dies.

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u/-_-Already_Taken-_- 12d ago

So whats the fastest to overdose something common and die?

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u/mangobearsmoothie 12d ago

overdose on bullets

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u/eairy 12d ago

something common

bullets

Ah only in America are bullets a common household item...

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u/-_-Already_Taken-_- 12d ago

I dont have a gun, I need something cheap

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u/SirSulo 12d ago

Eating the bullets will work.

I think.

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u/keithstonee 12d ago

Pure oxygen probably

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u/-_-Already_Taken-_- 12d ago

The 4th covid wave is hitting hard and all the oxygen canisters are at hospitals

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u/Zolhungaj 12d ago

Salt probably. Either as brine or as soy sauce.

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u/Thehopefulhobo 12d ago

r/gaming Where undebated facts are presented like they are controversial.

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u/Sega-Playstation-64 12d ago

Well, judging from the comments, it's a begrudging "but other unhealthy habits are bad too" kind of acceptance.

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u/Mon0liz 12d ago

Yeah, because it's true. Excessive consumption of ANYTHING is bad for you, regardless of how seemingly useful or useless it is. Putting "gaming" there is like saying "well, but food makes you fat" in a cooking subreddit

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u/tasman001 12d ago

The difference being that while dieting and weight loss is something you constantly hear about, you almost never hear about efforts that people are making to try to cut back their gaming hours. Gaming addictions are much more socially accepted than food addictions. Partially because gaming addictions don't show as visibly as food addiction, and also just because gaming is such a popular hobby.

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u/DepressedVenom PlayStation 12d ago

It's very rare to see ppl criticize gaming.

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u/hesam_lovesgames 12d ago

I get enough shit for it in my day to day life, i don't need it to be thrust into my face in my alone time

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u/JDR-GR 12d ago

You'd be surprised how many people don't believe this or at least don't want to believe this

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u/Jenzu9 12d ago

It's not that some don't believe it but rather you can substitute gaming with any other activity and the statement is still true.

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u/shaky2236 12d ago

Controversial Opinion, but too many Controversial Opinions aren't actually Controversial

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u/Dubalubawubwub 12d ago

Yeah, you really need to keep your gaming down to a healthy 12-16 hours a day, any more than that would be excessive.

... do I even need to /s?

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u/aaron_reddit123 12d ago

How should i manage to play that much if i have 8h work, 1h to go there and at least 5h of sleep

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u/shitmyspacebar 12d ago

Reduce your sleep? Game at work? Game during your commute? So many options!

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u/MarchRoyce 12d ago

As someone who managed to do it, that's honestly my biggest frustration with trying to do something productive instead. Why did it seem like I could always find time to fit in 6+ hours of gaming almost daily? But if I try to replace it with an actual hobby I feel like there just isn't time? I know what the real answer is but it's still hard to wrestle with.

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u/TheAquaFortis 12d ago

In other words, quit playing league of legends

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u/DepressedVenom PlayStation 12d ago

All pvp gives me mental ulcers and I refuse to think I'm the only one. Cool if some want to play pvp and soulsborne but I will never enjoy it unless I try cheats

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u/DeafPunter 12d ago

Don't want to be 'that guy' but... the smiley is inverted.

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u/goldluck41 12d ago

(:

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u/Who_GNU 12d ago

.͜.

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u/Berna-Roz 12d ago

Witch!

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u/Who_GNU 12d ago

·͡·

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u/MartianofMars01 12d ago

Aussie or kiwi?

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u/RandomZombie11 12d ago

Shhh, NZ doesn't exist. Go away, busy fighting orcs

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u/fupamancer 12d ago

still a smiley. don't force your perspective on others like the meme is doing

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u/DeafPunter 12d ago

Wait.. when did I force anything on anybody?? Are you having a bad day or something fellow stranger?

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u/fupamancer 12d ago

you're trying to correct something that's not incorrect

it's a smiley from either direction. =) (=

if anything, they're both sideways to a reader's standard view versus ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), but your point remains moot

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u/burnalicious111 12d ago

It's just leaning the other way. Both are valid.

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u/sn00pymcgee 12d ago

People will say this then watch tv all day not saying op is one of those people tho

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u/keithstonee 12d ago

Or work 80+ hours a week. But because they're making money it's fine. When it's probably worse.

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u/HataToryah 12d ago

It’s definitely worse, I don’t get stressed playing a game, definitely do when I work too much

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u/Globsnaga 12d ago

Working 80+ hr weeks may be a necessity to keep up, catch up, or get ahead in life. There is a material benefit to doing so. They are not the same.

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u/Myrddin_Naer 12d ago

Nobody in the world should have to work 80+ hours a week. It is unjust.

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u/penywinkle 12d ago

Ah yes the mandatory "fuck my health up" just to live another year...

So much better than the hobby "fuck my health up"...

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u/keithstonee 12d ago

Yea which sucks even more. Nobody should have to work more than 40.

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u/Rozeline 12d ago

The economy being broken doesn't mean it's not bad for you to work excessively. Despite what some people coughthe richcough would have you believe, it isn't natural to work for more than 6 hours at a time. This is why in every study that's been done on the subject, productivity tanks after 6 hours on the job. We're ignoring the limits on our bodies and minds forged by millions of years of evolution. Being unfortunate enough to be born in a capitalist society and forcing yourself to adapt to the unnatural conditions that society requires will not change your biology.

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u/Fskn 12d ago

Y'know what, I'm gonna turn off my computer and go outside today

When I finish this mission..

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u/StormRider2407 12d ago

And it can positively impact those things as well

It's all about how you use it.

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u/fupamancer 12d ago

agreed. VR, workout, & dance games make exercise fun; playing games in general is shown to reduce chances of dementia/Alzheimer's; and there are plenty of games that allow you more opportunities to socialize than outside the house where schedules, travel, admission fees, and peer pressure for substance abuse are often an issue

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u/GenericGaming 12d ago

While I do agree, that doesn't make OP's point wrong. I'm sure people using games in those ways are also using it in moderation. I doubt 85 year old Suzie is playing Wii Sports for 12 hours a day at the care home haha.

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u/fupamancer 12d ago

shit, i would be. i need almost daily videogames to escape the horrors of this world. i can't imagine what it's like to be trapped in a care home forced to watch it all burn

and i wouldn't say OP's meme is completely incorrect so much as largely unfounded and needlessly targeted. TV & gambling, among many other vices, could be easily substituted and have less to justify themselves

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u/Arnumor 12d ago

What makes the point wrong(Or more accurately, misleading) is that ANY pastime treated with obsession at the detriment of one's health is destructive. Gaming isn't the cause of the problem, it's just a thing that some people focus on in an unhealthy way.

This same bullshit was thrown around against the idea of reading books, at certain points in history. People just like to erect strawman enemies out of concepts they find alien.

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u/TheEighthRedKnight 12d ago

So is literally fucking everything in today's consumption society.

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u/urzu06 12d ago

I reject your truth

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u/Samthemani 12d ago

If those gamers could read, they would be very upset

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u/totowolfie95 12d ago

Oh no!

Anyway

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u/SirLagg_alot 12d ago

It's so funny how people collectively lost their shit when the WHO classified gaming addiction as a real thing.

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u/Sega-Playstation-64 12d ago

"Well of course but also nuh uh!" is the vibe I'm getting so far from the comments.

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u/DepressedVenom PlayStation 12d ago

Yeah ppl thinking they're smart af with the "everything gives you cancer", devil's advocate type vibe. It just proves ppl don't know enough about the bad sides of gaming

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u/dragonmp93 12d ago

Well, going outside gives you COVID-19

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u/Reddituser8018 12d ago

I'll just say I dropped out of highschool and a lot of the reason I did was because I had an insatiable addiction to world of War craft back in the day. I would continue to play even as my entire world was falling apart.

If that's not addiction idk what is, I was addicted to it completely. Luckily I have since quit WoW and I definetly still game whenever I have free time but I have learned to not let it effect every other aspect of my life. Everything else comes first now, where as before it took the backseat to my gaming.

I'm now in college, a bit later then normal but at least I was able to do it at all.

Gaming addiction exists and I do wish my parents at least somewhat limited my gaming time, I mean I was staying up until 5 am every school night gaming and they didn't give a shit, then I would just sleep in my classes and fail them all.

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u/kactusman 12d ago

I think what people are complaining about is how needlesly targeted it comes off as, the post comes off to me as a "oh you play video games as a hobby after work to unwind, well you and your entire family will get cancer because of it." While i feel it should come more off as "oh you play video games some 8+ hours a day, well thats unhealthy, you should maybe try to lower that." While i completly agree with the point of the post, i dont agree with how its made.

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u/tasman001 12d ago

Yeah, there's some serious denial in the form of whataboutism and false equivalencies in here.

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u/Bookibaloush 12d ago

Just like everything in life?

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u/exannihilist 12d ago

Yea sure. 13 hours of studying for a kid is perfectly fine. Sure. Everything needs moderation.

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u/beingblazed 12d ago

So is everything?

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

This thread will be entertaining 🍿 🍿

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u/Dr_N1CK PC 12d ago

facts

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u/Dominik3444 12d ago

Mentally, gaming helped me a lot, socially harmed me, i prefer online life rather than going outside, so i have less desire to go outside, physical wise, it hurt my posture, and my neck posture a lot... 7 months of back pain, from gaming 10 hrs a day... So becarefull, even at 16 it happened to me.

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u/ChadwickHHS 12d ago

I also drink scotch and eat meatbal pizza, sometimes together. Abundant asceticism can lead to all the same things.

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u/statsthrower 12d ago

Really wish I could trade my thousands of video game hours for career growth, socializing, swimming, weight lifting, surfing, freediving, scuba diving....sigh

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u/knobtremor 12d ago

Why?, I have tried all but the sky diving. It doesn't bring you any more joy than gaming does. Saw free diving as skydiving, don't know why. ...

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u/Beta-7 12d ago

This post with its comments reminds me of the shitfest that happened when /r/StopGaming was announced.

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u/GenTelGuy 12d ago

1 month without gaming here - I'm leaving Dota to the trained professionals. Eventually I'll have to break the no-gaming streak for some reason but I should stick to less stressful games like Overload

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u/Rawkapotamus 12d ago

I feel like there’s some middle ground between no gaming and a moba.

Try out a single player or even just a non competitive online game

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u/Swak_Error 12d ago

I rediscovered an interest in single player games after playing Metroid Dread. I honestly don't want to go back to competitive multiplayer games because I realized just how awful online communities are

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u/Slondervrt 12d ago

that's the problem man, dota. Single player and coop game is where is at and it's easier to balance for me personally. And of course vr games if you lack that physical activities

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u/Omegalol12342 12d ago

Fuck you I can do what I want

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u/Sega-Playstation-64 12d ago

You tell 'em Cartman

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u/LBXZero 12d ago

So does sports and physical fitness.

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u/overlord_999 12d ago

Tell me how many people dedicate 8 hours daily to sports as compared to 8 hours daily for video games.

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u/sexy_detergent 12d ago

sports are healthy physically and mentally for you, i have also gained a lot of irl friends training

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u/SirLagg_alot 12d ago

Yeah this comparison is ridiculous.

Almost no one sports 8 hours a day every day of the week.

But with gaming it isn't that uncommon to do.

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u/McGillis_is_a_Char 12d ago

Sports put a lot of physical wear on your body. I was watching a show on the internet, and in passing, a person in their late 20s was talking about how their knees were fucked from playing soccer competitively in high school.

So like others have said, moderation is the byword for all things.

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u/sexy_detergent 12d ago

i also play football(soccer) semi professionally and am in high school, that is a rare case as i have not met anyone that has bad knees, you have to take care of your body whatever you do, but you cant compare being active playing sports to sitting inside playing games all day

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u/Steve123479 12d ago

I’m guessing you don’t do either of those

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u/duncan2025 12d ago

This comment smells of fat

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u/AntiP--sOperations 12d ago

Please touch grass.

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u/mikotoqc 12d ago

What impact me more is the way you make happy face >:(

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u/IceDragon77 12d ago

Nice try Chinese government but that won't fool me!

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u/Heerrnn 12d ago

Oh hello China

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u/TeaAndScones26 12d ago edited 12d ago

However, contrary to mum belief (Or most at least), in a good amount, video games can have positive side effects from playing certain games. RTS game improve more quick thinking and reasonable thoughts in a difficulty situation, FPS games improve hand eye coordination, and playing games with your friends or family improves relations!

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u/JellyKittyKat 12d ago

“Dad! Tell mum to Stop screen cheating! Oh great, now she’s teabagging me… I hate you all…”

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u/Jatensi 12d ago

………………everything does…

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u/kris13 12d ago

It stops being true if I downvote it 🙄

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u/MarchRoyce 12d ago

Think of gaming like a drug. Should I drink a little on the weekend? Sure, maybe. Should I spend this entire week absolutely smashed and when I'm not smashed I'm just wishing I were? You might have a problem.

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u/DapperPerformance 12d ago

replace "gaming" with "everything".

wow such knowledge.

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u/Male_Inkling 12d ago

I mean... no shit, sherlock?

Excess it's always bad, and gaming is not the exception.

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u/Jelled_Fro 12d ago

That's also true for, oh I don't know, everything, though.

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u/cosmonauta013 12d ago

Everthing in life can be described like this

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u/oizan 12d ago

Source?

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u/kraliyetkoyunu 12d ago

Tell me ONE thing that won’t effect you physically, mentally and/or socially if you don’t moderate.

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u/InternationalAlps935 12d ago

get off this subreddit

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u/CorndogCrusader 12d ago

What, did this fact hurt your feelings?

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u/TylFxi 12d ago edited 12d ago

Honestly it can't effect you more than any other entertainment methods, like netflix, being a social media maniac etc.

But why people/media especially goes harsh against just gaming is because of whole another reason imo.

That's being gaming community very mostly consists of men, games that made by men for men. They don't hate videogames, they hate men. And they hate that men have their own something to enjoy and don't care around them. You can see that from any kinda cuss thrown to gamers about that, "neckbeard", "incel" etc. just a long way to say "I hate men and can't stand that they have fun" lol.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

As a woman who has played video games since she was 11 years old- we hate the stereotypical male gamer because you’re a bunch of assholes. You also hate each other and yourselves for this reason, but you’re so steeped in hatred you think it’s normal, which is why you’re social failures with high radicalisation risks.

Men who don’t play games excessively are far less likely to fall into this bracket.

This describes you personally. Your failings and your feelings are your fault- society has judged you fairly.

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u/MarkG1 Boardgames 12d ago

It's not about sexism at all, what a bizarre comment.

Unsurprisingly if you have a sedentary lifestyle it'll have a negative effect on your health, doesn't matter if it's TV, movies or social media.

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u/TylFxi 12d ago edited 12d ago

I'm pretty much sure, it's about the main target group. (Any internet controversy or twitter thread about that would be enough to understand)

There's tons of offiice works or hobbies (like the ones you said) that you have to sit in one place for hours. But not any of them gets the attention "gaming" gets.

I agree that any person who spends their most of the day motionless should at least go to gym every week. But I don't think thats the issue here.

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u/MarkG1 Boardgames 12d ago

Gaming gets highlighted because it's a relatively new hobby not because of a gender bias, the stereotype of the slob Infront of the TV has existed since they were invented.

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u/TylFxi 12d ago

Nope, tons of Netflix series, social media which consists of twitter, instagram, tiktok, youtube. All of those things are new and all of them takes hours from the user, all of them can be turn into an addiction.

But not any of them gets the attention gaming gets. Most of the social medias are even newer than gaming's itself. That's not the issue, stop lying to yourselves.

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u/arek220 12d ago

Just like everything. Also you use too much reddit mate, you repost few memes everyday.

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u/Fatie_b0i 12d ago

Having an actual life will hurt you more

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u/Mech-Waldo 12d ago

Emphasis on "can"

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u/OnlyCaptainCanuck 12d ago

But this can be applied to literally anything, porn, drugs, food

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u/Mon0liz 12d ago

Are you the type of person to make a "food makes you fat" post in a cooking subreddit?

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u/Illogical4th 12d ago

I mean, so does going about everyday life. At least with gaming I get to do magic and fight stormtroopers

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u/PriyankVashiar 12d ago

If only redditors could read.

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u/hamsandwich467 12d ago

You can replace that word with anything and it’s still accurate moderation is the goal with anything

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u/Nordic_Krune 12d ago

When people drool over studies showing videogames not making people violent, they seem to ignore the fact that they make them violent short-term

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u/Salty_Abbreviations4 Console 12d ago

Well yeah maybe if you dedicate your life to it and don’t do anything else it’ll definitely be detrimental to your health.

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u/julamad 12d ago

So does alcohol yet here I am drinking and playing... I forgot what was going to be my main argument