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Originally Posted by SausageDawg View Post
I'm on the internet and gaming more than 5 hours a day, i'm 13, and i'm bloody happy!

I maintain this lifestyle using constant bouts of Caramelldansen and Masturbation...
Trust me, this won't last. I was that way all the way through 19...Now I look back at my years of CPL playing CS owning and almost regret it. I'm 21 now and hardly have time to play games and when I find the free time, I end up going out.

It sucks, never thought it would have happened to me, but it is an unrealistic concept. I look back at my time wasted and think and almost do get depressed about the years I wasted.
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Five hours is nothing.

;_;
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I dont think this is true.
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Originally Posted by BTK View Post
I dont think this is true.
That teens who spend more than 5 hours per school day on the computer are more likely to show signs of psychological disorders?

People here are funny, repeating a phrase they have heard in their high school science class, as if PhD researchers haven't considered that idea at some point in their lives.

Interesting results.
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Some of you are in denial. Gaming and computer addictions are probably the easiest ways to waste one's life and time. It's easy to escape from reality (one's problems), it's easy to rationalize it ("I could be doing drugs instead!"), and it's very cheap and accessible (unlike drugs and alchohol).

Stop rationalizing guys.
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It's good listening. Especially in Borderlands.

Wait, what?
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I am still alive...for nao.
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post #88 of 113
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Originally Posted by fazio93 View Post
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As most of the comments on that article stated, this study is kind of (very) flawed seeing as how depression and sadness are what usually causes prolonged gaming or internet use, and not the other way around.
So true. I went into a BIG depression straight into 5th grade. It came out of now where... I was playing tag and all of a sudden it was me against the world and I adopted this crappy attitude towards everything, it's like some demon took control over my brain. After being unsocial for a long period of time, I got into computers and video games, in which most of the time I abused the clock. My depression finally lifted off going into freshman year of high school. I joined the football team, made some friends, had an open mind, and had a damn good time. I still love tinkering with pcs (whatever I can afford since I'm broke), and I play video games as much as I can as long as it doesn't impact me or my social life. I'm 25 now, and I can honestly say whether or not gaming=/=/=suicide, gaming gave me an alternate to suicide. Because depression sucks.
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If only my single purchase meant more I wouldn't have to kill myself. FFFFFUUUUUUUUU.
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In related news:
A newly published article in The Official Journal of The American Association of Piratology lends further credence to the notion of "spurious correlations". According to the paper, there is a clear correlation between the decline of piracy in the Caribbean area and global warming. See the graph below:



Researchers call on society to return to the good old days of hook-hand-piracy to save the planet from global warming!
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