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wrote blogs entitled, The all-time most
profitable thief and The new kid on
the block that discussed people being consistently robbed. One more vice also robs many
households. It causes some of the same damage as television and social media.
This thief steals time and productivity.
What are you
talking about this time? I am talking about video games. Years ago people fell
in love with Atari games. People would play the games for hours. They would try
to better their score each time. Pacman’s popularity rose as Atari’s diminished
and then Nintendo developed more advanced games. In recent years, the gaming industry has
progressed even more.
years, a person had to go to an arcade to play a video game or buy a machine.
Many games can now be played on computers, Ipads and even on cell phones. This phenomenon
can baffle the mind.
I know of
people who have very little social skills because they play video games for
countless hours and don’t react well with others. I know others who have a
terrible work history because they stay up late playing video games. So they
don’t sleep much and their productivity at their job suffers. Many folks decide
not to go to work because they suddenly develop a headache or some other
What ever happened
to reading a book, going to the park with your family or playing games with
family or friends?
this thief so bad is many of the video games today have too much violence. They
have too much killing of various types. These types of games often lead to
aggressive behavior from those who play them. Many people who play these types
of games have never served in the military. Anyone who has ever served knows it’s
not fun to engage in battles. The nightmares continue to infiltrate those who
have served in combat.
your family and friends victims of this thief? Take this test? How many hours
per week do you play video games? 1 hour or less, relaxation; 1-5 hours, thief
has a foothold; 5-10 hours, thief has his own room; 10+, thief is choking the
life out of you.
of your age, instead of spending hours each week plugging your brain into a
video game, use your brain to learn a new skill, take an online class or read a
book that will better you.
have to continue to let the video game thief ruin your life. Do something about
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