I grew up playing video games. When I was 6 years old, my parents bought me a Nintendo, then Super Nintendo, then PlayStation 1, 2 and 3.
At age 21, I stopped playing video games because I realized how much of a fucking waste of time it is. I probably had more than 10,000 hours playing video games. In retrospect, I would be in a different area in life if I had not played video games.
“What’s wrong with playing video games? Time isn’t wasted if you enjoy it …”
Life is incredible short. Neuro-typical people don’t understand how profoundly short life is. Many people lay on their death beds, wondering where the time went.
If you’re pushing your life to the limit in all areas (making money, making intellectual and social gains, discovering profound truths through self study, lifting weight and having great sex) you won’t have time to spend 4 hours a week playing video games.
Smoking weed and playing video games is juvenile and that’s what teenagers do, so it’s understandable. But when an adult – a “man” – does it, it becomes pathetic.
I know a man who has 6,000 hours logged into his steam account and he’s 40 pounds over weight and his wife wouldn’t fuck him because he’s a beta male who spends his Friday evenings playing video games and Pokemon Go. The guy isn’t really happy with his life, so he uses video game as a default activity to sedate his mind.
Do not sedate your mind through video game. Trash your video game and rise above the herd.
“But I only play games moderately …”
At the poker table, I had an Indian acquaintance who said: “Man, I love watching Game of Thrones. But I need to lose 40 pounds and have visible abs for once in my life … I need to do it man! I’m going to hire a personal trainer and everything.” Three years later, he still haven’t lost 40 pounds.
The truth is, if you’re living life to the fullest potential, you wouldn’t engage in a low level, pleb activity. Playing video games was once a domain for children and how adults (read: man children) are playing it too.
Video game is not art; it’s just another time waster, like drinking beer and watching sports.
How to actually quit playing video games
I lost interest in video games because I had realized how absolutely fucking waste of time it is. Every time I picked up the controller (or playing video games on the phone), I felt disgusted with myself. It’s an emotional feedback – a gut feeling – that there must be better things in life than smashing buttons or playing make believe on the screen.
Why should I play video games in some make believe world when I could be making real life gains, like going to the gym or learning how to trade cryto-currency? The realization – the awareness – that I could be doing so much more in my life made me quit video games for good (there was no 12 steps program; I had quit cold turkey)
Sit back and contemplate what you want out of life. Instead of wasting time playing video games or watching TV, go ahead and strive for your goals. Or replace it with other activities, like going to the gym, reading books, learn a new skill set (right now I’m learning how to trade cryto-currency)
“Okay, I threw away my video games. Now what?”
Start making intellectual gains:
- 10 Self Improvement Books You Should Read
- Book review – “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements” by Eric Hoffer
- Documentary Review: The Century of Self
Make social gains:
- How To Dress Like A Boss
- 6 Simple Ways To Get A Girlfriend In College
- How to give zero fucks (become free from social anxiety)
- The Dark Art of Social Manipulation: How to Get What You Want Through Social Connections
- 4 Simple Steps To Attract Most Women
Make physical gains:
- How To Embrace Your Warrior Spirit
- 3 Habits You Must Do Every Day
- How to pick your first martial art
Become a minimalist:
Quiet your mind:
You and I know video games is a fucking waste of time. If you’re sitting on the fence on whether to quit video games forever, I hope I had made a convincing argument.
Your potential is so high up there, but right now you’re sedating your mind through video games and TV. Quit both of them and replace them with great habits. Strive towards your goals. 12 months from now, you’ll be glad you dropped the controller.
This is Max Uber, over and out.
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P.P.S: I’m working on the Enter The Dojo email course, which is a real game changer. Think of it as a boot camp to become an Uber Human. And best of all, it’s free.
P.P.PS: Cringe video: