Men love to play video games for 2 reasons:
1) We derive immense pleasure from out-competing other men and winning.
2) Humans are hardwired to follow the path of the least resistance.
Nature endowed men with a burning desire to compete with other men and win. And for good reason.
Our brain rewards us with pleasure in order to motivate us into actions that enhance our chances of survival and reproduction.
We derive pleasure from competing and winning because not only winning improves our chances of survival but it also improves our chances of reproduction because women are hardwired to be attracted to the winners.
Gaming hijacks this reward mechanism by providing us with the pleasure of competing and winning, minus the real-life benefits that actually improve our chances of survival and reproduction.
Not only we are hardwired to compete and win, but we are also hardwired to follow the path of least resistance because we are creatures of efficiency.
We have limited time and energy. Nature endowed us with the desire to seek the path of least resistance so that we stay efficient. Therefore, efficiency improves our chances of survival and reproduction as well.
Video game corporations hijacked these two of our strongest urges to produce video games that transport us to pleasure (instant gratification) without having to do the hard work of actually out-competing other men and winning in real life.
Men are biologically prone to get hooked into playing video games because we will never stop loving to win nor we will ever stop following the path of least resistance.
Since your subconscious urges are aligned with what gaming offers, you’ll have to make a conscious decision to quit if you feel playing video games is negatively influencing your life.
Your natural urges not only won’t magically fizzle out but you also need those urges to succeed in real life. The problem is not your natural desires. The problem is that gaming abuses them.
Before we get into the reasons to quit playing video games, let’s clear up a few points.
First, this article is intended for adult gamers. While I believe kids are better off playing physical games such as football, tennis, basketball, swimming, etc., playing games is part of being a child so if you want your kid to stop playing video games, asking for help from a pedagogue or a person with relevant expertise is a better idea.
Second, if you only play video games here and there without letting it negatively influence your life then you’re probably fine and you probably don’t need to quit gaming.
If you are of adult age and you believe your habit of playing video games is negatively influencing your life; that your gaming habit has control over your life instead of the other way round, then this article is for you.
10 Reasons To Quit Playing Video Games
1. Playing Video Games Sets You Up You To Be A Loser (By Hijacking Your Masculine Desire To Be A Winner)
Nature endowed men with the masculine desire to compete with other men, overcome challenges, and win.
The immense pleasure and pride we derive from competing with other men and winning are baked into our psyche for the purpose of motivating us to work hard, compete with other men, improve ourselves, level up, strategize, persist, overcome the challenges and emerge a winner in real life where it matters.
Video games hijack this masculine desire by providing a simulation that mimics the natural process of competing and winning but devoid of the real hardships life throws our way and the benefits winning in real life brings.
Since we are also hardwired to avoid pain, seek pleasure, and take the path of least resistance, video games provide an attractive shortcut to the pleasure of competing and winning.
There’s a reason why gamers often agree that “single-player games aren’t as addictive as multiplayer games.”
Multiplayer games provide an avenue for competing with other men and winning. Again, nature rewards us with immense pleasure and pride for out-competing other men because winning increases our chances of survival and reproduction. By playing multiplayer games, you get the reward without increasing your chances of survival and reproduction.
Your victories in video games don’t translate into winning in real life. Quite the opposite.
It’s no surprise that game addicts often report failing in their studies, work, etc. Considering that most gamers are on the younger side of the adult population, talk about wasted potential.
But there are pro-gamers making a living out of playing video games?
Yes. But it’s as rare as winning the lottery.
But playing video games teaches me how to overcome obstacles, the importance of teamwork, blah blah…
Real-life achievement involves risk-taking. The risks you take while playing a game are fake. Real-life risks, on the other hand, are real and terrifying. There are often devastating losses at stake. It’s not like video games where you just restart the game should your man die.
There’s a reason why fortune favors the bold. When the push comes to shove, cowards fold and run away. You only live once. You aren’t granted extra lives and re-tries in real life as you are in video games.
Everyone can be a dragon slayer in a video game but facing and overcoming adversity in real life requires genuine courage. Everyone can be the fastest car racer in a video game but real-life pilots risk their lives and sometimes get injured or even die.
The pleasure video games provide is fake and harmful. You must exercise self-control to avoid the harm playing video games inflicts upon you.
Imagine what you can achieve in real life if you stop wasting your masculine desire to compete with other men and win and channel it into competing and winning in real life.
2. Playing Games Is For Kids
Most people regard their childhood as the best times of their lives and for good reason.
Life is easy when you’re a child. The inevitable obstacles of life in front of you are conveniently removed by your parents so that you have an easy life devoid of hardships and worries. Kids don’t have to worry about making money, paying the bills, finding a girlfriend/wife, feeding their kids, etc.
Adults who long for their childhood days don’t actually miss being a kid. They long for a life devoid of responsibility and hardship.
Ironically, when we were kids we wanted to grow up fast and become adults because adults have more power in life than children. But what we didn’t know when we were kids was that power comes with tremendous responsibility which makes life hard.
When we grow up to be adults, we see adulthood isn’t what we’ve envisioned it to be. There are no parents to remove the obstacles in front of us. We have to overcome the obstacles by ourselves.
The responsibility of dealing with the hardships of life might be undesirable but it’s a necessity. Life isn’t fun and games. It’s nasty, wild, and competitive.
As a result, many adults want to delay adulthood as long as possible and keep enjoying the fun of being a child.
But this reluctance to grow up comes with dire consequences. A man who’s unwilling to take responsibility for his life is a man-child who’s a burden to his loved ones. Even his parents despise him and want him to become self-sufficient so that he is no longer a burden to them.
A man-child doesn’t make it far in life. By refusing to grow up, he sentences himself to a lifetime of misery. He is also avoided by others, including his family members.
Playing games is for children. Since children are powerless to overcome real-life obstacles, games provide them a simulation and stimulation. Adult life doesn’t award you the luxury of playing games. An adult must deal with the hardships of life, not play games.
There’s a similar mechanism in nature. Wild dogs stop playing games when they’re adults because they must survive in the brutal wildlife. They can’t afford the luxury of playing games. They’ve got to fend for themselves.
Domestic dogs keep playing games in adulthood (which is known as neoteny) because their livelihood doesn’t rely on them becoming actual adults and fending for themselves. Their owners feed them and provide shelter so they can afford to delay childhood indefinitely.
Leave playing games to children. A man of adult age has no business playing games.
3. Playing Video Games Is Unhealthy
When people imagine a gamer, they don’t imagine a muscular, athletic, well-groomed man. They imagine an out-of-shape (scrawny or fat), unkempt young man.
There’s an element of truth to this gamer stereotype.
Gamers spend hours on end sitting in front of a screen which harms their posture, musculature, and general fitness.
Gamers are also known to not sleep well due to a refusal to quit gaming and go to sleep.
When you quit playing video games altogether, you’ll have more time and energy to take care of yourself, exercise, and sleep more.
4. Playing Video Games Consumes Your Most Valuable Asset: Time
It’s not uncommon for gamers to play video games for 16-18 hours a day.
Binge gaming is a thing, just like binge drinking is.
Lots of gamers report investing in 3,000+ hours over a single video game with nothing to show for (except a weak physique, atrophied social skills, ignored responsibilities, a life going downhill, etc.)
Some even call gaming a “career.” What a waste of time and potential.
Imagine how successful you would be if you put 16-18 hours daily into a productive endeavor.
Imagine what you would achieve if you put 3,000+ hours into a valuable real-life skill such as playing a musical instrument, developing social skills, drawing, writing, building an online business, etc.
Imagine how athletic, strong, and healthy you could be if you put one-tenth of the time you waste playing video games into working out. If a man puts in 300 hours into strength training, he would be in better shape than 99% of men on earth. Just for one-tenth of the time a gamer puts into a game, he could achieve an excellent, attractive and healthy physique.
Apart from the opportunity cost of the time you put into playing video games, there’s the fact that you have limited time on this earth.
Unlike in video games where you are awarded an endless amount of lives, you only have one life in the real world. Once your time on earth is over, it’s game over forever.
Time is your most precious asset because once you waste it there is no getting it back. It’s worse than losing money. You can make back the money you’ve lost but you can’t bring back the time you’ve wasted.
Your time on earth is limited. Waste enough time and you die. Life is shorter than you think. Decades pass in the blink of an eye and you’re left wondering what the hell you’ve been doing with all the time you had.
If you were set out to play all the games you want to play, you’d probably need thousands of lifetimes to finish them all, not taking into account the games to be released in the future. It’s a bottomless pit until you make a conscious decision to pull yourself out of it.
Considering real-life achievements take time and effort too, you have no business wasting your time playing video games.
5. Playing Video Games Is Addictive
Dopamine is a hormone and a neurotransmitter that is responsible for creating feelings of pleasure and reward in your brain. It’s responsible for all addictions including gambling, junk food, porn, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, social media, etc.
Evolution intended dopamine to reward you for achievements that improve your chances of survival and reproduction.
Here are examples of how nature intended dopamine to work:
- You have sex -> your brain releases dopamine -> you feel pleasure. Since our species needs it for reproduction, your brain rewards you for sex. If sex wasn’t pleasurable, we’d stop having sex and mankind would go extinct. Sexual pleasure is the reason why men get addicted to watching porn.
- You compete and win -> your brain releases dopamine -> you feel pleasure. Survival and reproduction of winners ensure the strength of the species. Winner genes are transferred to the next generations, loser genes are weeded out so that we don’t go extinct due to weakness. The pleasure of competing and winning is the reason why men get addicted to playing video games.
You see the pattern. Men are rewarded with pleasure for achievements that enhance survival and reproduction. This is how nature motivates us to survive and reproduce.
All addictive products and substances are addictive because they remove the hard work out of the equation and transport you directly to pleasure.
Video games are no different. Playing video games activates your brain’s pleasure circuits to rapidly release dopamine. Combine the pleasure from dopamine with your natural desire to avoid pain and take the path of least resistance and you are set up for an addiction.
Video games provide an easier path to the pleasure of competing and winning, without having to deal with the hardships of real life. You get to enjoy the pleasure of winning without actually winning.
Since nature intended dopamine to reward you for your achievements, dopamine is not the real culprit here. Dopamine is fine as long as you earn it.
The real culprit that causes addiction is cheating your brain’s reward mechanism to trick your brain into believing you’ve achieved something worthwhile when you didn’t.
Game designers deliberately set traps of intermittent rewards which mimic natural patterns of dopamine secretion. It makes sense because the more you play, the more money they make. While you’re giving your life away to them, they remorselessly make money out of your addiction and laugh to the bank.
Game companies also use sophisticated tools to monitor the behavior of players. They consistently tweak the gameplay to make it more addictive so that gamers spend more time playing. As a gamer, you’re just a number in their statistics when the time you lose and the life you ruin is yours and very real.
Men even die from sitting in front of the screen playing games for so long. This is how far game addiction can go.
You could argue there are things to die for in life but playing video games is not one of them.
Quit playing games and channel your natural desire to compete and win in real life where it matters.
I’d wager that naturally passionate and ambitious people are more likely to get addicted to video games which is a waste because passion and ambition can potentially lead a man to massive success and status in real life.
6. Playing Video Games Leads To Anxiety And Depression
All addictions lead to anxiety and depression because the number one cause of anxiety and depression is a lack of discipline.
Gaming addiction is no different.
You’re always in search of the next virtual reward of overcoming a challenge that game developers engineered into the game to make you play more.
You play for hours on end and when you go back to real life it feels boring. The pace of real life can’t possibly measure up to the pace of a video game. Rewards in real life are harder to come by as opposed to video games where your next reward (dopamine fix) is always right around the corner.
This cycle repeats itself until you make a conscious decision to break out of it because you know your life is getting worse but you are reluctant to give up the easy pleasure games provide.
You know you aren’t setting yourself up for a better future by playing games. Quite the opposite. By ignoring your responsibilities and playing games, you know deep down that you’re setting yourself up for a worse future which creates anxiety.
7. Playing Video Games Leads To Social Isolation
A lack of social life is a commonly reported gamer problem.
While you can rationalize it as you’re actually socializing with other gamers through multi-player games, you aren’t socializing with them on a personal level. Your interactions with online gamers don’t improve your real-life social skills.
If anything, gaming causes your social skills to atrophy not only because gaming rarely involves face-to-face social interactions but also because excessive gaming makes it increasingly harder to relate to everyday people who don’t play games.
Neglecting family members, including spouses and kids, is another common gamer complaint. Gaming addiction ruins relationships.
While developing social skills doesn’t require you to bond with strangers, bonding with your loved ones isn’t optional.
To bond with a loved one, you must spend time with them. It can’t be skipped. Shared activities strengthen the bond between you and your loved ones.
Humans are social animals. Gamers often report gaming for extended periods of time because they feel they have a responsibility to not let down their fellow gamers on multi-player games.
We’re hardwired to seek social approval because it informs us about our standing in the status hierarchy.
Unfortunately, a higher social status in the gaming world doesn’t translate into a higher real-life social status that you’re hardwired to crave. In fact, it detracts from it.
Also, young men with social phobias or poor social skills reportedly turn to gaming. They feel there’s something inherently wrong with them. The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with these young men. Nobody has social skills unless they’ve earned them by practicing socialization in real life, risking rejection, and enduring awkward social interactions.
Gamers who lack social skills will suck during their first attempts at socializing but if they don’t easily give up and they persist, they’ll improve their social skills until they enjoy spending time with other people in real life.
Developing social skills takes practice. This is true for every man in the world. It’s nothing personal. Social skills don’t come naturally. Just like it is with other skills, social skills must be earned.
Belonging to a group is also a strong human urge. Gaming communities fulfill this purpose but you must keep in mind that there are a lot more social communities in life other than gaming communities.
The more you take control of your life and improve yourself, the higher the chances that you’ll be welcomed into high-value communities. It’s not easy but nothing easy is worth doing.
8. Video Games Are Fake And Unnatural
As we have previously covered, video games exploit and hijack your natural masculine desire to compete with other men and win.
Unfortunately, the trophies you earn in video games don’t translate into real-life achievements. Far from it. Your video game victories are fake.
Winning in real life is not as easy and comfortable as winning in video games which you play in the comfort of your room without even having to leave your house.
Video games provide a false pleasure by removing the hard work, risk-taking, and uncertainty out of real-life victories which are hard to come by and transport you to pleasure without you having to do any hard work or risking anything real.
It’s no coincidence that gamers frequently report rage and impatience.
This comes as no surprise because not only the pace of real life can’t possibly measure up to the pace of video games but also real-life rewards are a lot less frequent and harder to come by. Contrary to the fast-moving pace of video games, real-life moves excruciatingly slow.
Another reason why playing video games is more attractive than playing the game of life is that games have a strictly enforced, consistent set of rules. There’s a sense of fairness built into it. More or less, you get what you put in.
Real-life, on the other hand, is unfair. The game of life is rigged, with an everchanging set of rules bent in the favor of the ruling class. Goalposts are constantly moving. There are zero guarantees that you’ll reap the fruits of your labor.
Life quickly gets frustrating and makes you want to go back to the safe world of games where winning is imminent, pleasure is readily available but without the risks, dangers, and unfairness of real life. If your man dies, you restart the game. No biggie.
Why compete and win tough, unfair, and nasty real life when you can do the same in the comfort of your home with no real risks involved?
Because winning in real-life has real benefits while your triumphs in the virtual world of computer games not only don’t translate into real-life benefits but also rob you of your time and desire to win where it matters.
Real-life achievements take a lot of time, effort, and persistence. Ironically, real-life achievements also require enduring boredom which is the opposite of what gaming provides.
9. Playing Video Games Is An Escape From Your Real-Life Problems
The pleasure of competing and winning isn’t the only reason why men play video games.
Sometimes it’s an escape from boredom, the problems of real life, or as a refuge from social phobia.
Unsurprisingly, a fairly recent study also found that a significant number of gamers reported that playing video games provides an escape from the real world.
Escape from the real world implicitly means an escape from the problems of life because no one would want to escape from a good life.
The problem is that escaping from real-life problems doesn’t make the problems disappear. If anything, it makes the problems get worse. Problems have lives of their own. If they aren’t attended, they grow bigger.
Escapism is a dead end. Sooner or later you’ll have to face your problems and the more you escape, the bigger problems you’ll have to face in the future. Better to face your problems head-on before they get out of control.
This is especially true if you’re young, as most gamers are.
It’s easier to turn your life around when you’re younger. Granted, it’s almost never impossible to turn your life around but it gets harder as you get older.
Escape from boredom is another reason why people turn to games but boredom is indispensable to success and should be embraced instead of escaped from.
Also, escaping from society because of social phobia won’t make your social phobia go away. It will probably make your problem worse. Social skills are built just like any other skill. You must do the hard work and earn the social skills that will serve you well for life.
Never forget that no one cares about a man. You either solve your problems or you continue to be miserable. No one can save you other than yourself.
10. Playing Video Games Is Expensive
Gamers pay small fortunes for games, game consoles, and gaming accessories.
Sure, you can find deals and massive discounts from time to time but it doesn’t change the fact that you’re paying game producers in exchange for them ruining your life.
But Lane, you don’t understand! Games are my only pleasure in life. My life sucks and you’re trying to take away my only hobby.
If your life sucks it’s your duty to fix it.
Your life sucks -> You take action -> You build an interesting life -> Your life no longer sucks. Rinse and repeat.
10 Tips On How To Quit Playing Video Games
1. Quit Cold Turkey
One common tip for gamers who want to quit playing games is to “cut down on playing” or “limit your playing time.”
These people don’t understand how addictions work. If you were able to play a game for just 30 minutes and put it down, why in the world would you want to quit?
If you listened to this facile advice and limited your game playing time to, say, 30 minutes a day, it would be a battle inside your mind that you have to win every time 30 minutes is up and you want to play more.
Anyone who plays video games knows that it’s hard to stop playing once you start it.
You need more willpower to stop playing games and go to bed than to stop playing games altogether.
Why not quit once and for all instead of having to quit every time after 30 minutes of playing?
If you have ever managed to stop playing a game when you badly wanted to continue playing, then you have the willpower to stop playing video games altogether.
Always keep in mind that you’re not losing anything of value by quitting gaming. But you’re losing a lot when you keep playing.
Make a commitment to not play and quit altogether.
2. Never Ever Frame It As A Sacrifice
When people quit something pleasurable because it used to harm them, they feel like they’re sacrificing something.
They secretly mourn for the easy pleasure they’ve lost. The feeling that they’re sacrificing something makes it a pain to continue abstinence and renders them vulnerable to slide back to their addiction.
The reality is that no one’s sacrificing anything by quitting something that harms them.
Sacrifice, by definition, is giving up something of higher importance in favor of something else of lower importance.
Quitting gaming in favor of living a better life is the literal opposite of sacrifice.
You sacrifice nothing by quitting gaming so stop making it harder for yourself by framing it as a sacrifice.
On another note, some gamers feel like they’re betraying their gamer friends when they quit gaming.
It also pays to stop framing it as a betrayal. Your gamer friends probably know deep down that gaming is harming them and they secretly want to quit.
If you quit gaming, you’re leading by example. You’re not betraying them but you’re doing them a favor by showing them they also can quit.
Quitting gaming is neither sacrifice nor betrayal. Period.
3. Delete Your Game Archive, Sell Your Game Console, Block Gaming Sites
If you wanted to lose weight you wouldn’t want to have junk food at home. If you wanted to quit drinking you wouldn’t want to have beer in the fridge. And for good reason.
Remember, we are all hardwired to seek pleasure and take the path of least resistance.
The point of not having easy access to pleasure is to introduce resistance — to destroy the path of least resistance.
If you don’t have junk food at home, you’re less likely to drive or walk to the grocery store to get it. If you don’t have beer in the fridge, you’re less likely to go to the liquor store to buy it.
The same is true for gaming.
If your game console is intact with juicy games ready for you to play then you’re more likely to slip due to a moment of weakness.
Don’t leave all the work to your willpower. Humans notoriously have weak willpower. Introduce friction so you’re less likely to slide back to your game addiction which you’ll regret after you’re done with your game-playing marathon.
Delete your game archive. Sell your game console and gaming gadgets. Use website blockers to block your favorite gaming sites. Go all in.
Other than introducing friction and resistance, these actions prove to yourself how serious and committed you are.
As a sovereign man, you only answer to yourself. The only person you must prove your commitment is you. Nuking all paths to gaming does exactly that.
4. Channel Your Masculine Desire To Compete And Win Into Competing And Winning In Real Life
As we’ve already covered, the number one reason men play video games is our natural desire to compete with other men and prevail as winners.
When you’re playing games, you’re wasting that valuable masculine desire and energy on meaningless victories.
The masculine desire to compete and win is built into your DNA. That’s how humans dominated the earth for hundreds of thousands of years. You crave to compete and win.
Use that burning desire to compete and win to win in real life where it matters. Don’t waste it in the virtual world of video games that no one cares about.
There’s reason to believe that hardcore gamers are more likely to be driven, passionate people because, otherwise, they probably wouldn’t be so into competing and winning. Too bad they’re wasting that massive potential over video games.
Gamers are also probably more likely to be of the kind who takes something seriously and sees through it to the end. That kind of ambition can bring you massive success in real life. If you can get obsessed with a computer game, you can get obsessed with winning in real life.
Obsession is often taught as something bad but that’s how average people think. This is also why average people don’t achieve much in life. Obsession is a must to succeed in real life. The problem with gaming is that you’re wasting your obsession over a fruitless endeavor.
Get obsessed with winning in real life. You gravitate to playing games because you want to overcome challenges. Gamers love leveling up in games. Level up in real life.
The game of real-life is more challenging than any video game. If you’re driven to overcome challenges, try overcoming them in real life where the game is rigged, laws and rules are constantly changed in favor of the ruling class, and goalposts are constantly being moved. That’s a bigger challenge than any video game can possibly provide.
Use your burning desire to win in real life where victory is nowhere near to be seen nor guaranteed, progress is excruciatingly slow, patience is a must.
Unlike it is with video games, real life’s rewards are real and they’re more satisfying as well.
Anyone can be a winner in a video game but real-life winners are rare. Aim to win in real life where it matters. Don’t waste your potential. Refuse to settle for less.
We’ve previously covered how game addiction is related to dopamine and boredom relief.
When you give up the instant gratification of gaming and decide to go for the delayed gratification of winning in real life, dopamine is harder to come by because winning in real life doesn’t happen as often as in video games.
Exercising can help you (especially during the first few weeks/months of quitting gaming) by providing the dopamine you crave, at least partially, which makes it more likely for you to successfully quit gaming.
The beauty of dopamine that comes with exercise is that it’s earned dopamine. It’s delayed gratification. Remember, dopamine is not bad as long as you earn it. It’s required to motivate you to survive and reproduce.
Also, exercise is a great way to relieve boredom. It makes you feel energized and optimistic.
If you’re bored and you want to play video games, you can exercise instead. If you don’t want to overtrain, you can always go out for a walk.
Exercise not only makes it easier for you to quit playing video games, but you also get to enjoy the numerous benefits of exercise besides getting rid of the unhealthy aspects of excessive gaming.
While you’re at it, you can also aim to build a great muscular physique with low body fat. I recommend strength training for achieving exactly that.
6. Don’t Replace Gaming With Another Addiction
All addictions follow the same neurological path of dopamine-induced easy pleasure.
Replacing gaming with another addictive activity defeats the purpose of quitting gaming which is to get your life together.
Don’t replace gaming with other addictions such as gambling (sports betting included), drinking, smoking, watching porn, etc.
There are lots of activities to earn delayed gratification.
The discipline to replace instant gratification with delayed gratification is a winning move that will serve you for life.
7. Get Busy
As we’ve previously covered, playing games is for kids but this doesn’t mean adults can’t have hobbies. Quite the opposite. Adulthood doesn’t have to be boring.
There are a lot of things you can do to not only spend a great time but also to gain valuable skills that will serve you for life.
- Meet new people. Humans are social animals. You’re going to want to socialize for a lifetime so there’s never a time you will not need social skills. Meet new people and improve your social skills. Don’t give up easily if your first interactions are awkward. You’ll improve with time and practice. As we’ve covered, there’s also a social aspect to video game addiction. By meeting new people, you won’t miss out on the fake social interactions gaming provides.
- Read books. Reading books is not only a great way to relieve boredom and spend quality time but also a great way to learn from many excellent mentors.
- Take up an adult hobby. Play a musical instrument, learn a new language, travel, join a dancing class, etc. There are lots of beneficial hobbies to take up.
- Commit to self-improvement. Lots of gamers who quit gaming commit to self-improvement. Since there’s always room for improvement and self-improvement pays compounding dividends, I see no downsides to committing to improving yourself but the upsides are unlimited.
Humans have lived for hundreds of thousands of years without playing video games. Don’t think for a moment life without games would be boring.
8. Stop Being A Consumer, Start Being A Producer
Game companies are not charities. They produce games to make money. When you play games you lose money and they make money.
This makes perfect economic sense because producers make money and consumers spend money. It’s how the economy works. The gaming industry is no different.
What’s stopping you from switching places? Why not stop being a consumer and start being a producer? Why not make yourself rich instead of helping others get rich?
I know it’s not easy but nothing good comes out of what’s easy. You can achieve great things if you channel your desire to compete and win into building a profitable business.
Especially, the internet is the greatest invention since the printing press. Use it to educate yourself and make money.
9. If You Slip, Restart
If you happen to slip, don’t beat yourself up. Restart your game abstinence.
You’ll probably regret it should you go back to gaming due to a moment of weakness so it will be a no-brainer to go back to not playing video games.
10. Try How To Be A Superior Man Program
Many gamers who quit gaming turn to self-improvement, which goes to show that many gamers are indeed very smart.
Why not go all-in on self-improvement and take full control of your life when you have a lot of free time in your hands after you no longer play games?
How To Be A Superior Man is the best self-improvement program for men. It’s an intensive 30-day program that includes video game abstinence along with other awesome stuff. Give it a shot.
Be sure to read:
- How to Be a Superior Man, Chapter 7: Develop Rock-Solid Self-Control (By Utilizing Dopamine The Way Nature Intended)
- How to Be a Superior Man, Chapter 1: What Makes a Man a Better Man
- How To Stop Watching Porn
- Do You Really Take Responsibility For Your Life?
- How To Stop Being Socially Awkward
- Dopamine Fasting 3.0: How to Get Motivated to Succeed in Real Life