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If, in years to come, a more enlightened future generation proves beyond doubt that the massively multiplayer games of the early 21st century were genuinely harmful, that they exploited vulnerabilities in the human psyche and that in addition to being thieves of time they also caused irreparable damage to the intellect and personalities of players, how then should we consider people who embraced these games even more fully than we did ourselves? Should we look down upon this hardcore with scorn for having been so foolish as to abandon themselves completely to the affliction or should we admire them for having grasped the fleeting moment and lived it to the maximum.


Tipa said…
Nobody will ever look back on someone who spent literally years of their life on pointless, repetitious, uncreative pursuits like watching television or playing MMOs as people who seized the moment.
mbp said…
Hi Tipa, I guess you are right although history is full of characters who are remembered for excessive over-indulgence. I guess you need to have some talent first before blowing it all on addictive behaviour in order to become a folk hero. Just going straight from being a nobody to a nobody who over-indulges in video games doesn't qualify.

I seem to be in a very negative mood today. Must make a conscious effort to think positive thoughts!

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