Video Games Are Good For You

Video Games...are Good For You?
While it​ may be disliked by parents,​ girlfriends and wives around the​ world,​ the​ video game industry is​ a​ permanent part of​ our world .​
From its humble beginnings in​ the​ 80s,​ the​ video game industry has exploded into a​ ten-billion dollar subculture.
Hopefully,​ you can use some of​ this information to​ help convince the​ non-gamers in​ your life that you’re not just wasting your time .​
It probably won’t change their attitude a​ great deal,​ but it​ should help .​
However,​ if​ you’re neglecting your homework,​ your relationship or​ your hygiene due to​ video games…well…this all won’t matter much.
Stress Relief
Video games are an​ excellent way to​ relieve stress .​
For the​ average non-gamer,​ in​ fact,​ spending 15 or​ 20 minutes a​ day playing an​ easy to​ learn,​ though difficult to​ conquer,​ game like Tetris or​ Minesweeper will do wonders for stress relief .​
However,​ the​ more complex and involved games may actually be more effective than their simpler brethren.
Some people read a​ book or​ watch a​ movie as​ a​ way to​ get their mind off of​ their problems .​
Basically,​ they allow people to​ be transported to​ a​ fictional world for awhile .​
In that area,​ video games are actually the​ most effective form of​ release,​ because they provide a​ deeper and more encompassing transportation.
Improved Logic
Logical thinking is,​ sadly,​ a​ skill that seems to​ be mostly ignored in​ public education these days .​
It’s truly sad because finely tuned logical abilities are critically important in​ our world .​
Nearly all video games train your mind in​ thinking logically.
Quicker Decision Making
This tends to​ go hand-in-hand with the​ previous example .​
Logical skills are a​ good thing,​ but they lose their luster if​ used slowly .​
Quick thinking skills are a​ good thing,​ but can be disastrous without proper logic .​
Putting the​ two together,​ however,​ can have an​ immensely beneficial impact on​ your life .​
Most games give you a​ time limit on​ reaching a​ decision,​ either in​ the​ form of​ a​ formal timer or​ in​ the​ form of​ somebody rushing at​ you with a​ shotgu​n or​ sword.
These three arguments are actually enough to​ make me believe that everyone should play video games .​
Everyone knows that stress relief is​ becoming increasingly important as​ our world becomes increasingly stressful .​
Quick decision making and logical reasoning are huge assets in​ life .​
So,​ the​ next time somebody starts ragging on​ you about ‘wasting your time playing video games,​ you can fill them in​ just a​ little bit on​ the​ fact that you’re actually giving your brain one heck of​ a​ work out!

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