It’s no secret that this world we live in is unfair and sometimes just plain boring, annoying and despairful (this is a word, isn’t it?).
Many of us use TV series, movies, books, animated series, music and/or gaming to escape that harsh reality a bit by entering a new, temporary, reality. Yes, I consider those to be separate realities. Why? Because they also teach us something we can use on our lives. Because they alleviate our stress. Because they make us laugh, cry and scream (even if it’s because you just got jump-scared). Because they make us feel alive. I say “us” because I’m sure many people around the world feel the same way I do when it comes to these separate realities – and as long as we learn and/or feel something, I will continue to treat them this way and not as “fake worlds”.
Having another reality you can dive into and just experience it is a wonderful thing. There are so many new things to do – things that until we experience we can’t even imagine them.
…and I still don’t understand why is it so frowned upon if you spend a few hours playing a video game, experiencing so much, learning something new when it’s completely normal to mindlessly watch TV for a whole afternoon (random TV programs, movies). It’s basically the same thing, except that in a video game your opinions/choices matter. They affect the world you’re currently in (the separate reality, that is). Is…that the reason? If so, it shouldn’t be.
What do you think? Should we consider games another reality to experience? Or is it wrong to think so? Share your thoughts!
Separate Realities image from: Waking Times