Video Games: Changing Lives For The Better

Let’s take a little break from my personal stories about gaming and everything else related to it. In this blog entry, I will share a story of a gamer that made me appreciate the video gaming industry, and how it has helped a lot of people, despite the many negative things that others are seeing.

The story is about a man who found solace in video games, after experiencing a severe medical condition.

His story goes:

Video games today are even more interesting and entertaining than before. The advancement in technology and the internet age have made it possible for gamers to enjoy a huge array of video games. I am one of those people who you can say are addicted to video games. I feel like I will not be able to survive without video games. I am in my early 30s, has a stable job, but I always find time to play video games despite of my busy schedule. Why? Well, because of the following benefits.

When I play video games, I feel like my brain is working. It boosts my memory and cognitive function, especially when I play different varieties of games. Some of the video gaming categories I like the most are trivia games, puzzles, logics, and problem solving too. I love these games because it cultivates all parts of my brain. There are other challenging games and I am in constant look out for new video games.

Video games played a crucial part in my way to recovery. I suffered a mild stroke three years ago and my doctor said that I have to free myself from stress and worry. It was then that I turned to video gaming. I play video games three to four times a week and I started feeling better. I noticed that it speeds up my recovery. The joy and entertainment I get from video gaming have enabled me to see life in a positive way. I no longer stress myself on other things. Aside from the entertainment aspect, I get to say goodbye to boredom. My kids are all working. During daytime, I was the only one at home. I feel very lonely and alone, but not anymore since I devote my time to playing video games.

My social interaction skills also improved since I started playing video games. I know for my age, having a social interaction is no longer possible but through video gaming I was able to meet other people. We play video games and we even have online chat. It was a totally different world for me but I am loving it. 

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I truly hope that others would also be inspired with this story. I hope that those seeing only the negative things out of gaming should stop and rethink their perception, especially upon reading the story of a man who was able to overcome physical and emotional turmoil, all thanks to the comfort that video gaming has brought him.

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