Joe Rogan has a hot take on gaming saying that it's a waste of time. His point being that gaming is a fun experience but isn't productive. He's pretty much stating that gaming has a terrible ROI (Return on Investment) and while I do see what he is trying to say, I disagree with him and I do think it's more nuanced than that. It really all depends on what your KPI is (Key Performance Indicator).
Some people simply want to have fun, fill in the gaps of boredom or entertain themselves. Gaming is perfect for that. I don't think that it's necessary for anyone to walk away from their experience with something tangible to show for it. If it was such a waste of time, I would think that listening to his podcast or watching a movie would fall along the same lines. You're consuming it. It doesn't necessarily have to build to something.
However, I also believe that his comments are being taken out of context. He is talking about building toward something. He is talking about video games as a problem if it's an escape or diversion along the lines of drugs or shirking responsibility. That I can agree with because that can be said about anything that distracts from making something of your life, absolutely.
But let's turn this thought a bit on its head. Outside of escape and retreat, how does gaming make you a better person? How is gaming constructive in your life? This is the thread of the week. Like and comment for a chance to win the weekly prize, two good replies will reward extra Silver.
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