Online Games And The Effects They Have On Us
When we begin playing games, we do it for our own entertainment, because we want to do something with our time, or simply because we want to experience something new.
No matter the reason, there are many games that we find appealing just because it represents something different from what we know and it is something that we want to try before discovering other things.
We can see a game in many ways. We can see it as something that can give us new experiences and new ways of entertainment when we feel the need to have something more in our life than just work and housework. Having the same job all day long makes us to wish for something that can offer us relaxation and take our mind of the problems that we have.
There are many factors due to which we choose to play the games that we play, maybe we have never thought of them but they exist and the effect that it has on us determines the type of person we are and why are we searching for different things all the time.
Even if we don’t realize it we may play the games that we find because we have too much time on our hands and we want to use it somehow. The time we are bored we prefer to use it in different ways to find the things that can make us feel good about ourselves.
We like to prove to others that we have more to offer than any other person, and if we cannot do that in real life, the online life is the one that will bring us fame. When we impress the ones around us then we really are successful people that have something to be proud of.
Maybe we want to go and find games because we want to socialize more on the online system than in real life and for that reason we find the places that allow us this type of socialization and we can communicate easier than in real life because we don’t see the other person.
If we are the type of person that doesn’t like to go out more and likes spending time playing games, then this is the perfect occasion for that person to make friends. Although it’s not the best option because socializing online is not the same thing as having real friends and connect to the ones close to you.
Having real people around you offers you many possibilities and the way you interact in the real life is different from the way you do online. If you are not able to interact in the teal life but you want to keep something that’s left from our human side, then you can choose the online interaction.
Maybe our need of having friends no matter what, is the factor that makes us choose an online multi player game. They may not be real friends in the flesh but they are good enough as long as we don’t have others. The friends that we make in the game help us just in the virtual world. Unfortunately, they cannot help us in the real one as well.
There is also our need to be needed by someone, and show to that person that we can do great things whit what we know. Even if we are in the game we can also achieve great thing that can bring us popularity and many players can recommend us to other players better than us, and that way we can be helped in different ways.
If we become better at what we do, we might get rewards even in real money. Although this is not a good way to make money, that means that you will have no social life and working with people will be something unknown to you.
There are dangers in playing games and living in your own reality. For example, many people lost the ones close to them because of their games playing in many cases. Playing the game all day long shuts you from the real world and people try to bring you on the right track all the time. When their resources end, they tend to leave you alone and give up in helping you.
The next step is a distortion and you won’t be able to separate the real world and the virtual one. You will have the tendency to act as in the virtual world if you are too attached to it. Reality distortion is dangerous because you can end up hurting others believing that you are still in the game.
The last step in the process is the addiction that appears from too much online time spending and playing almost all day and night. It’s true that the games are attractive and we have many things to do in it and discover new things, but it affects you in many ways psychological and physical.
The therapists are afraid for the people who reach an addictive level because it’s hard to show them that what they do is not good for them and for the others as well. Maybe the solution is finding ways to make the people stop when they need to get back to the real world.
The games also affect the reality in which you live, because you will remain behind with the information and the world will evolve with you in the best-case scenario. You become an outcast and you cannot fit anymore in your own world.
When the others around you have other things to do, you will be left behind and you won’t be able to keep up with what is happening in the present. The games are good as long you know when to stop from playing them and have some time for yourself as well.
In the real world if you cannot adapt you are marginalized, that is true but you can find ways to be careful not to lose the only thing that keeps you in the real world and that is your human side that has many needs.
Maybe we need new ways to entertain ourselves and have something more to do than our jobs and house work, but games should be something just for fun and not a priority in our lives because we need to take care of ourselves first and after to dedicate time to the online life.11