Do you know anyone whose life has been twirled around like a roulette wheel, due to either video games or gambling? Odds are good that you do.
Regarding out-of-control interest in video gaming, that has been on an upswing in recent yearsl. According to The Fix, a website specializing in recovery, approximately 84 million of the worlds estimated 1.2 billion online gamers reside in Asia. Unfortunately, Asia is not the only part of the world where gaming interest has progressed to video game addiction. Psychology Today, reporting on video game dependency in America last summer, conveyed a finding that shocked me. It might be worth noting for you as well.
Research suggests that 0.5 percent of all gamers and 1.7 percent of ninth graders experience symptoms associated with excessive video game use.
So it’s not entirely a coincidence that gaming addictions have become a recent thread here at “Deeper Perception Made Practical.” Blog-Buddy AMANDA’s sensible perspective with parenting has been supplemented by a range of astute comments from you Blog-Buddies about technology-related ways that folks have been struggling.
What might all that have to do with gambling?
Some of you Blog-Buddies may be wondering. Why have I brought up gambling addiction?