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Has anyone else felt like internet/game addiction has ruined their life?
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>>25681642
Don't know really.

Sometimes I guess I feel like I've spent way to much time in front of the computer and missed out on a lot...
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Yup but I don't give a flying FUCK
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A weak spirit has ruined my life.
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Small symptoms of a much bigger problem.
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It was just another enabler of my avoidance. If it wasn't that, I would have found another thing in order to do so. Don't know what the root cause is of my avoidance of taking any risks, other than just being a pussy in general.
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Me but i dont care because what would i do without internet and games? They are the only one makes me happy
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dunno lad

>people retire to have enough time to waste their time
>waste your time anyway

up to you what you do in life, enjoy.
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>>25681642
They've ruined it in the sense that I can't play games normally anymore.
>Get game
>Immediately find ways to mod it
>Turn it into a hentai game
T-thanks Bethesda.
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>>25681642
yeah but I wouldn't have the hentai collection I put so much work in to
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Video games and internet didn't 'ruin your life'

They were there for you to occupy your mind during dark times.

Be glad they exist, or else you would be already insane by now.
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Yes, you wake up then you realize you're 24 and have done nothing with your life.
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>>25681642
Yep. TV was also a factor. I believe all these things are evil at the core, but in small doses it could be ok. The real problem is none of us were trained or raised to have discipline
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>>25681642
One hundred percent yes, been an internet addict since 2007, the last good year of me life.
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it makes me regret being an electrical engineer

but given I was an autist before I ever used the internet it's not like I had a choice, and my life would have been shit either way
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I don't understand how people get addicted to video games. I find it very easy to lose interest in them. Every time I actually finish a game I feel like I acheived something. But wasting time on the internet, and wasting time looking for new porn, those are definitely strong addictions for me.
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yeah, If I never had the internet I would never have become a shut-in. Instead I wasted my youth here and playing wow.
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>>25681642
I'm 36 years old, older than most people reading this.

I was basically normal up until junior high when we got our first computer and AOL. Sure I played Nintendo games but I also played sports, had friends, did normal stuff like play outside.

After I got access to the internet I joined ICC (internet chess club) and started withdrawing. I got into programming back when that was just for turbonerds and not "lol I programm 2, teehee ~_^"

Grades started slipping. Quit hanging out with normal people in high school, only friends were other computer nerds. Even then we didn't do anything, we went home and played video games the whole time.

Went to college, shit just got worse. Had literally zero friends in college. Just went to class, came back to the dorms.

Since I graduated at 24 I've never had a job that I had to actually go to. I've been a shutin almost the whole time. I think if I ever had to go to work and sit in a cubicle I'd probably kill myself. I'm living proof that social skills can actually atrophy.

When I'm done with work for the day I don't even get up. I just load up League of Legends (next month it'll be Street Fighter V) and just play all night, go to sleep and then do the whole thing again the next day.

If my parents never brought a computer home and I decided I really wanted to get into marine biology or law or any of a million other things that normal people do I would probably be normal. If I could time travel, I'd just find my parents house in 1992 and blow that fucking Compaq piece of shit sky fucking high.
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>>25684452
A lot of games that people get addicted to don't have an ending. Like you can't "beat" WoW. You can beat the hardest boss in the game at the time but there's a million other things to do. You can "beat" Starcraft but the campaign isn't why people play, you just keep playing different people over and over, the game never ends.

Video games are actually too good these days. For only 60 bucks and an online fee (or sometimes not even that) you can get almost infinite gameplay.
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>>25684787
This, I only like games that are self contained, I'm old school and I completely hate MOBAs, MMOs, and other endless grind games.

My only addictive game is playing really difficult pokemon romhack nuzlocke runs over and over again until I win one. But even then I get sick of it and have to stop for a few days.
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>>25681642

I would have several IT certifications and a better job if it wasn't for my internet and tv addiction
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>>25684873
You can still get a lot of certs done from home. It's not that hard.
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>>25684711
What piece of advice would you give to all the younger dudes reading this who may or may not still have a chance?
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>>25685552
Quit video games, turn off your computer right now. Never come back to 4chan. Never use reddit.

All forms of online social communities will replace real life social communities. This is scientific fact. Erase your online reality and create a real one.

Take school ultra seriously. Build a work history as soon as possible. Work at fucking Subway or Wendy's in high school. Intern in college and make sure you're getting all A's.

If people invite you somewhere. Go. Even if you don't want to. Especially if a girl invites you. Once you start saying no and people stop asking you're well and truly fucked.
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>>25686023
I feel like this is probably what middle aged me would want to tell myself if I keep going the way I'm going. Thanks for this.
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>>25686427
Yeah I'm 32 and not even making money at home like this guy, >>25686023
but I agree with him. Especially the going out. It might be boring, but you might make amazing and useful connections. You can't win if you don't play. Only caveat is don't drink/drugs&drive. That will ruin you unless you have "affluenza."
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>>25686023

And yet, this dude is here.
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>>25683533
No, not necessarily. There are people will overuse it because it's the only that will give them entertainment and pleasure when everything is so shitty and makes you want to an hero.
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>>25681642
Doesn't matter what I do with my time now, I'm an old man.

I'm only 28 and I look 40. I don't drink, smoke or anything like that. I think my body just knew I'd never have gf anymore and accelerated "the process."
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>>25686762
It's too late for me. I'm old. You're not. Even if I wanted to save myself it would be too late. You think anyone would want to marry me? You think I could get a real job when just talking to people IRL gets me nervous?

Nah. It's over for me. But not for you. You can save yourselves.
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My life was fucked before I even left the womb.
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>>25681642
i used to think this until everything i'd been hiding from came down on top of me

>>25681845
this basically
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