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    Gaming = waste of time?

    John Lennon famously said that time you enjoy wasting is not wasted. Do you agree? Most people think gaming is a waste of time, and either they don’t care or they quit.

    I’m aware that my time playing games is time I could spend having a life. Except that’s hard, and I like easy. I don’t like other people, and I have no job. So I have nothing to do but game or sleep. That’s why I choose gaming.

    Is gaming a waste of time? If so, why do you do it?

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    Everything is a waste of time, stop caring about what other people think about your time spent.

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    Everything you do in life is just wasting time, it's about how you enjoy it yes.

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    Answered the thread in the OP, if you enjoy your time you aren't wasting it.
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    I'd rather waste my time gaming, then snorting coke off a hookers ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacoolist View Post
    I'd rather waste my time gaming, then snorting coke off a hookers ass
    Why not both?
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    No, I mean sure its probably not gonna do much in terms of career or stuff like that, unless you happen to be one of the few people in the grand scheme of things that makes their living playing game. But winding down and relaxing is good for a person both mentally and physically, if what helps a person wind down is video games then I wouldn't consider it a waste of time.

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    I’m aware that my time playing games is time I could spend having a life. Except that’s hard, and I like easy. I don’t like other people, and I have no job. So I have nothing to do but game or sleep. That’s why I choose gaming.
    Personally I don't think the above sounds healthy but if you're happy with that then it's entirely up to you. It's your life after all.

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    Why not both?
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    Gaming is entertainment just like any other form of entertainment. If you weren’t playing a game, would you be watching tv? Reading a book? There’s nothing wrong with relaxing with your preferred form of entertainment. Everyone needs some down time. Do what makes you happy.

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    If gaming is a waste of time...so is every other leisure activity.


    If you aren't working, eating or sleeping...you are "wasting time"
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    I agree with John Lennon, there's no such thing as wasted time if you're enjoying yourself.

    Also the people who say gaming is a waste of time are most likely watching several hours of TV every day, or at a bar getting so shitfaced that they won't even remember half of the night... They have no ground to stand on.
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    Well... If gaming equals a waste of time then living is a waste effort. We all gonna die anyways so who’s to judge how I/we live?

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    you know you already have to work 80% of your life anyway.

    Stressing over what you do in your spare time seems insane to me.
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    I think that I don't give a shit what a cheating wife beater has to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AryuFate View Post
    John Lennon famously said that time you enjoy wasting is not wasted. Do you agree? Most people think gaming is a waste of time, and either they don’t care or they quit.

    I’m aware that my time playing games is time I could spend having a life. Except that’s hard, and I like easy. I don’t like other people, and I have no job. So I have nothing to do but game or sleep. That’s why I choose gaming.

    Is gaming a waste of time? If so, why do you do it?
    So you have no job and play games all day seems to me you are a waste to society.

    I've been there to had nothing so i just kept playing games all day,and let me say life gets pretty boring if all you do is playing games.

    But you do you man.But in the future you will probably look back and think man i wasted my life.

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    It literally comes down to a pissing contest. The people that say shit like "Video games are for children" or "I grew up and no longer cared for video games" or "Oh, you still play video games?" are all little snowflakes who care too much about how others think of them. No I don't think it's a waste of time. If you enjoy something a hobby that doesn't involve hurting others or hurting yourself in any serious way, then go for it. If someone wants to judge others instead of enjoying life, then that's their problem.
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    Does time even exist?
    What happens when you run out of time?
    What is time?
    What does it mean to waste time?

    Lmao yes, video games are a huge waste of your fucking time. Be an adult and get a real hobby like drinking and playing poker you fucking loser.

    Really though, if you feel like you should be doing something else, do that. Especially if you feel as it'll be productive toward your personal life goals. Literally, anything is better and potentially more fulfilling than moving around pixels if it involves metaphorically or literally building something in real life. If it involves other people you can tolerate then that makes how you want to spend your time even better.

    Gaming is a pleasant distraction from reality.

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    it is a waste of time. Unless you are playing to make money.

    As I get older. I tend to spend my time productively more often.

    I used to play 10 hours a day back in college. Now I hardly find enough time. Maybe I squeeze in an hour or 2 every other day. Saturday is a different story for me. It's gaming day. I get the day completely off so I play to unwind.

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    No more a waste of time than watching TV or Sports, drinking at a Bar, or literally any other hobby.

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