I am pretty new to this forum. I have read a bunch of threads and a few that I really enjoyed were How do videogames make your smarter?, and Why do you play videogames? This thread is something along those same lines.
I am a person who has many hobbies. I have found that because I am obsessive with my hobbies it has actually enhanced a great deal of my life. I decided a long time ago that I am not going to work to ear money just to pay my bills, I am going to work hard so I can play hard. I decided I was going to work so I can participate in my hobbies all I want.
I love bowling, golf, movies, and all types of electronics. I remember when I was 16 saving up to buy a used VCR which I paid $700 for 25 years ago. I didn't mind going to work or even working extra hours because I knew the fun thing that I was going to buy with the money I earned. I think if you can have an attitude that you will always treat yourself to fun things, then even bad jobs might be easier to deal with.
Gaming is a very expensive hobby. Next generation units are $600, games are $60. Gamers seem to be very passionate people. Society may say too much is a bad thing.
I couldn't disagree more. My passion to enjoy myself has done nothing but enhance my life. So I am wondering how many others are driven in the real world because of a passion for gaming? Maybe you own an Xbox 360, and now you want a PS3 unit, you also want to buy 3 games a month. Do any of you think like this, that I better work harder so I can enhance my hobbies? I been thinking like this for years.