Sometimes, math hurts. For example, a little over a week ago, I loaded up a video game, and my save game file told me how much time I’d invested in that game. Then, I compared that number to the amount of time I’d actually owned said game. And I compared to the time I’d recently invested in actual responsibilities.
I wish I could say I was surprised, but I’ve been here before. As much as I love a good video game, if I get too caught up in one, it’ll eat my life. I hope that my wife would tell you that I’ve improved in this area. The days of World of Warcraft are (thankfully) behind me.
But media and video games in particular seem to be one of those things I have a hard time growing out of. That’s not to say that video games are only for children, but I would say playing them overly much is. When it comes right down to it, it’s not so much a question of whether I should play a video game in my free time, but whether I’ve done everything else I could or should be doing, and if I truly need that sort of down time. It would be nice to sit down to play a game knowing that I’m truly in a good position to do so.
Will I change? That’s the question I end up asking myself. If I’ve been here before, will I inevitably be here again? Hopefully, asking the question is part of the answer.
What about you? Is there something that you need to move down the priority ladder?