Saturday, July 3, 2010

Priorities

 Not a video game.

The real world has been taking up all my time this weekend.  I haven't had much - if any - time to game.  That's unfortunate but I like to think I have my priorities in line.  I've been getting things in order for the new baby and I've had a bunch of 10 hour days at work.  I work in television and cover events, so when the rest of you have time off and vacation days I have extra work.  Since it's the 4th of July weekend here in the United States I've had my hands full with work.  I usually like the odd hours but this weekend has been really crazy.

Anyway, I think it's important to prioritize real life over video games.  I think too many people lose track of their real world responsibilities when they dive too deeply into a game.  MMOs seem to expound this effect even more because of the online communities that spring up in their virtual worlds.  It's sad to see stories about people who devote their entire lives to one game.

Every once in a while do a priority check on your life.  Gaming is a great hobby, but it's unhealthy to let it take precedence over the important things.

2 comments:

  1. Well said - BigRedKitty provided an example of what happens if you let games become the priority.

    Glad to hear you've got everything in its proper order.

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  2. I don't know whether to call this heavy work week good or bad timing.

    Counting Words: Right Idea, Wrong Goal

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