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We have all heard this in our lives no doubt.

As someone who plays mmo's (two as of right now) and spends 9+ hours a day on his computer mostly gaming and studying i get this alot.

Now i think it's stupid mainly because these are always the arguments i'm given.



1. Life is richer then videogames and computers/anime go play sports or go out socializing and stuff it's much more rewarding!
A: well....purely subjective i hate socializing and sports so why would i do that over something i like? seems less rewarding to do something that you hate.

2. You can't make friends or find love online you need to meet people online and it's better to talk to a person in person!
A: .....very subjective also i have found and made friends online who i know just as well as my real life friends and they are just as relevant. I have dated people i met online long distance (never did get to meet up with any of them before it ended due to financial problems) and i can say i get the same out of online games social wise as i do in real life.
I actually prefer to socialize online as in real life i need to guess what peoples body language says and i don't even naturally recognize that stuff let alone respond.

3. Watching anime and playing videogames is a waste of time and it could be spent doing something better.
A: Again..very subjective ....do you enjoy doing it? if so it's not a waste of time i mean sure you could spend that time working to make more money but again i would rather play games and watch anime then have more money personally.
In the end everything in life is "pointless" just like a videogame or watching anime as when you die it's all over anyhow.

4. You will never amount to anything if you play videogames or watch alot of anime.
A: ... do i need to even write how stupid this is?

5. Everything you can get from an Anime and a videogame you can get from real life and its much better.
A: Again subjective for the most part and incorrect there are things you can't get from real life that you can in games and anime and the same goes with things you can get in real life but not videogames and anime.


I hear this all the time and i wanted to make a thread on it as i really hate the idea that watching Anime or gaming is a waste of time or a terrible hobby and the fact that living more online then in real life is "TERRIBLE AND HORRIBLE"

Really it's not at the end of the day if you can afford to live and feed yourself choosing to "live" online is no better or worse then those who choose to "live" in the real world.


That's just my opinion on the matter and i wanted to share it and ask for everyone elses.
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I somewhat agree, the anime/video game community does foster and produce autistic and mentally deficient type of person.

Many gamers and anime fans think they're asexual and spend most of their time alone on forums and message boards.

I can't really say they don't have piles of issues.
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Magical-Soul wrote:

I somewhat agree, the anime/video game community does foster and produce autistic and mentally deficient type of person.

Many gamers and anime fans think they're asexual and spend most of their time alone on forums and message boards.

I can't really say they don't have piles of issues.


You can't produce an Autistic person as people are Autistic from birth (source: common sense and i am Autistic myself)
and a deficet is not caused by video games / Anime atleast no studies prove such a thing.

But the Asexual thing yeah that's true to an extent but it is also a point that alot of people in the community don't care for sex or things of that nature.

I mean i know myself if i got offered sex i would go meh and pass the offer off now i'm not asexual but i wish i was because to me such things are just bothersome now i doubt alot of people feel the same but that is how some people do think.
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I ain't taking a lecture from a 19 yr old.




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People wouldn't use these mediums for escapism if they didn't offer something better than reality can offer.
For socialising, social media and mmos have a greater concentration of people easier to talk to and with a more diverse background.
Everything is a waste of time and the only thing anyone ever amounted to was worm food, might as well enjoy the ride.
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In the end I feel it often boils down to that whole fear of 'You're not living your life like me. Why? Everyone should live their lives like I do because I know best.' though they wouldn't own up to it because when said out loud it makes you sound like a dick. It happens on different scales even to people who don't play games and watch anime, it's just that people who engage in those two activities tend to catch the worst of it.

At the end of the day I believe you get one life; spend it doing what you'll enjoy. If you waste it bending to the whims of others for the sake of the arbitrary acceptance of someone who you likely won't mesh with in the first place, that's the real waste of time. I wouldn't judge someone for their past-time no matter how much it didn't appeal to me personally, because they have the right to spend their life doing what they enjoy.

If someone has a problem with how you enjoy your life, they're probably not worth dealing with in the first place, either because they're too ignorant to be informed, or because they can't stand anything that doesn't fit their own little bubble of existence. People like that are often dangerous to be around no matter who you are or what your interests entail; namely because if they're enough of a prick to judge you for what you enjoy, there's a chance that's probably not the worst part of their personality.

I feel it's an outlook that will fade with time, though. Gaming and anime aren't that old so it's not too surprising that there are stigmas against them. Games alone are already the most profitable industry out there, and I think the outlook of games and anime being inherently bad, and the people who enjoy them being in the wrong, will fade as time progresses. Films, books, music, everyone fears the new stuff and thinks those who embrace it are living life wrong, but it disappears as time goes on, as people accept the rumours as exactly that, and realise that maybe Elvis and Led Zeppelin aren't trying to summon the devil.

A lot of people will probably experience said hatred where anime and gaming is concerned, and feel they're being treated unfairly, that they're engaging in some of the first harmless hobbies to be picked on, but practically every hobby has been there. You just have to grit your teeth until the worst of it passes by, because it's just humanity being humanity, honestly.
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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

In the end I feel it often boils down to that whole fear of 'You're not living your life like me. Why? Everyone should live their lives like I do because I know best.' though they wouldn't own up to it because when said out loud it makes you sound like a dick. It happens on different scales even to people who don't play games and watch anime, it's just that people who engage in those two activities tend to catch the worst of it.

At the end of the day I believe you get one life; spend it doing what you'll enjoy. If you waste it bending to the whims of others for the sake of the arbitrary acceptance of someone who you likely won't mesh with in the first place, that's the real waste of time. I wouldn't judge someone for their past-time no matter how much it didn't appeal to me personally, because they have the right to spend their life doing what they enjoy.

If someone has a problem with how you enjoy your life, they're probably not worth dealing with in the first place, either because they're too ignorant to be informed, or because they can't stand anything that doesn't fit their own little bubble of existence. People like that are often dangerous to be around no matter who you are or what your interests entail; namely because if they're enough of a prick to judge you for what you enjoy, there's a chance that's probably not the worst part of their personality.


Well said.
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NEVER!
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Honestly it depends. If it gets to the point where this stuff controls your life then I dunno try to have a breath of fresh air once and a while.

I'll watch a few episodes of anime and then I'm done. I'll do something else. As for videogames I actually don't really play them except for on my mobile once and a while.

But I haven't been a member of these forums for long all I can say is the weird stuff I've seen here and there. Constant debating back and forth about religion, sex, etc. The kind of crap you see endlessly in the general discussion area. Some people need to get a life from the forums (take that comment from a dude has literally thousands of posts in other forum communities).
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xX_Dave_Xx wrote:

Honestly it depends. If it gets to the point where this stuff controls your life then I dunno try to have a breath of fresh air once and a while.

I'll watch a few episodes of anime and then I'm done. I'll do something else. As for videogames I actually don't really play them except for on my mobile once and a while.

But I haven't been a member of these forums for long all I can say is the weird stuff I've seen here and there. Constant debating back and forth about religion, sex, etc. The kind of crap you see endlessly in the general discussion area. Some people need to get a life from the forums (take that comment from a dude has literally thousands of posts in other forum communities).


That's true but honestly if i stopped playing videogames i would just go outside and read a book or just sit there bored going well shit guess i will just sit here and think for the rest of the day.
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I work hard. Thankfully nobody in this entire universe can dictate how I spend my free time. Anime + video games > everything else..
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saksiss wrote:

I work hard. Thankfully nobody in this entire universe can dictate how I spend my free time. Anime + video games > everything else..


Just wait until your married. Those honey do lists will dictate your free time. LOL

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People stopped telling me to stop playing video games ever since I started earning money from them
As for anime, it's the same as anyone that has that favorite TV show they watch or binge watch some series on Netflix
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I think people will tend to view whatever hobbies you have that they don't share as a waste of time and/or money. I've had equestrians ask me why I would spend $60 on a video game, and I'll ask them why they would spend $500 a month on boarding fees.

hicksvilledave wrote:
Just wait until your married. Those honey do lists will dictate your free time. LOL

I'm afraid you can't escape that even as a bachelor. My inner woman is nagging me all the time to do laundry, take out trash, etc.
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Ryulightorb wrote:


Magical-Soul wrote:

I somewhat agree, the anime/video game community does foster and produce autistic and mentally deficient type of person.

Many gamers and anime fans think they're asexual and spend most of their time alone on forums and message boards.

I can't really say they don't have piles of issues.


You can't produce an Autistic person as people are Autistic from birth (source: common sense and i am Autistic myself)
and a deficet is not caused by video games / Anime atleast no studies prove such a thing.

But the Asexual thing yeah that's true to an extent but it is also a point that alot of people in the community don't care for sex or things of that nature.

I mean i know myself if i got offered sex i would go meh and pass the offer off now i'm not asexual but i wish i was because to me such things are just bothersome now i doubt alot of people feel the same but that is how some people do think.


I know that, I said "type of person" because most gamers seem autistic to people who aren't gamers.

By gamers, I mean the ones in love with the hobby enough to buy new consoles day 1. Not the gamers that still have 360/PS3 in 2015 and do nothing but play weaboo games.
It's worth noting that most people think Game Advisors at GameStop are dickheads. Most people think gamers they meet in GameStop are retarded. Most people think most gamers commenting on any given video/article are retarded.

Even esports gamers are sometimes accused of having all kinds of mental disorders. But it's whatever. I'm just saying the environment produces bad people.

If you go to an anime/game convention, yes everyone is going to be nice because they have to be, they are quick to remove assholes from those conventions.

My Little Pony cons are the worst about this...

Not that I, the great and powerful Magical-Soul would EVER consider going to one...
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