Posted by: Courtney Devers

Addiction

Hello,

Just wondering... What do people think about addiction to things like videogames and facebook?  Is it possible?

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4 comment(s).
Dario Artavia - 12/13/2013 2:14:46 PM
I think that we get addicted to something because of certain circumstances or sometimes to fill a hole in our sub-concience (soul for those how belives), We are all adictted to something, is that bad? No I guess no; if that think does´t affect us in a negative way. We must remember that an excess of everything is bad. (even drinking water)
Irene Corrales Quiros - 12/9/2013 8:13:33 PM
I think it is more common than we think and the worst is that we don´t realize about what are we doing until someone tell us. Is incredible, for example in the bus most of the people have and samrtphone and they are checking facebook, twitter,etc. without realize what´s going on around them.
Priscilla Robles Bermúdez - 12/8/2013 5:14:27 PM
Scientific studies show that humans only need one month for an activity to become a habit. Excessive use of this activity becomes routine. Soon, failure to do this routine activity, becomes an addiction!.
I think there are different levels of addiction as Facebook and video games are very common addictions and a dangerous level. In my case, I do not think obsessively addicted, but if I have a level of addiction I have to check my accounts, email, facebook, twitter, skype, 3 or 4 times a day. and is a problem at work, because the leaders do not much like this one in these pages. Although revice fast.
Logical Spiritualism - 3/24/2012 2:26:33 PM
It seems that addiction to Facebook and Videogames is very possible, as we seem to see it taking place around us every day.

A quick internet search for the Miriam-Webster definition of "addiction" confirms it. Even Webster's Dictionary uses an example that doesn't deal with addictive drugs like cocaine, cigarettes or alcohol. One of the examples is, "addiction to reading."

Last time most of us checked, "reading" was not considered a harmful, or self-abusive activity.

Keep an eye out for a Logical Spiritualism article on the topic of "addiction" coming sometime over the next few months.

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