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Poll Results: Do you think gaming is a waste of time?

 
  • 31% (60)
    Yes
  • 61% (117)
    No
  • 7% (14)
    Other (explain why below)
191 Total Votes  
post #16 of 248

Yes, IMO gaming is a waste of time, but I don't think there is anything wrong with wasting a couple of hours a day on something you enjoy. OTOH if someone is spending 8-12 hours a day or more gaming on a regular basis, they aren't just wasting time, they are wasting their life.

post #17 of 248

Other:

Depends what you are using it for and to what degree.

You can say "I game to distract myself" but if this leads to continuous hours of flaming and uttered curses while getting owned in a fps game then I can't really say you're being productive.

post #18 of 248

Yes I do think it's a waste of time.

 

I think the countless hours I spend on here are a waste of time as well. But music is what makes me happy.

post #19 of 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

Everything is a waste of time.


I'd like to elaborate on my earlier post. As my Psychology teacher says, "Everything short of eating and f***ing is a waste of time." He elaborated further, but I'm not going to.

post #20 of 248


 

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Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

Everything is a waste of time.


I'd like to elaborate on my earlier post. As my Psychology teacher says, "Everything short of eating and f***ing is a waste of time." He elaborated further, but I'm not going to.


One could argue that even those two things are a waste of time

post #21 of 248

Being alive is a waste of time.

post #22 of 248

Quote:
Originally Posted by meithkiller View Post

Yes, IMO gaming is a waste of time, but I don't think there is anything wrong with wasting a couple of hours a day on something you enjoy. OTOH if someone is spending 8-12 hours a day or more gaming on a regular basis, they aren't just wasting time, they are wasting their life.


I'm happy I was able to quit WoW after over a year ingame time (8700h+) I got during three years of my gaming addiction. Got my life in order again a year ago and don't have any urges to play anything now.

 

And oh yes, it definitely was waste of time.

post #23 of 248

The very point of gaming is to waste time. Although you need self-control or you can sink into the gaming world, you stop going to school, your girlfriend leaves you, etc. Hey I just play my Tux Racer.

post #24 of 248

Well it depends on how much you play a day on average. I spend more money on games than on headphones but only play a max of 3 hours a day so i think it's alright if you're doing it for fun. Also some RTS games like starcraft 2 actually helps your critical thinking.

post #25 of 248
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Originally Posted by salannelson View Post


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

Everything is a waste of time.


I'd like to elaborate on my earlier post. As my Psychology teacher says, "Everything short of eating and f***ing is a waste of time." He elaborated further, but I'm not going to.


One could argue that even those two things are a waste of time


I disagree. You have to eat to stay alive, and every living thing has... urges. Hence why 95% (IIRC, it's been a while, but the number is close to that) of Pedophiles are repeat offenders. Their... erm... urges are unavoidable.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post

Being alive is a waste of time.


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post #26 of 248

Talking about whether something does/doesn't waste time is a waste of time.

post #27 of 248
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post

Talking about whether something does/doesn't waste time is a waste of time.


Stop wasting my time. tongue.gif

post #28 of 248


Quote:

Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post

Talking about whether something does/doesn't waste time is a waste of time.


Stop wasting my time. tongue.gif


I was just going to say that

post #29 of 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post

Talking about whether something does/doesn't waste time is a waste of time.


Stop wasting my time. tongue.gif

Telling someone not to waste your time is a waste of time.
 

post #30 of 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post

Talking about whether something does/doesn't waste time is a waste of time.


Stop wasting my time. tongue.gif

Telling someone not to waste your time is a waste of time.
 


This is going nowhere fast.

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