Loving Life in the Real World
I couldn’t handle life’s challenges because it was too problematic. Presented with a real-world problem, I would only last for an hour and then calling it quits. Thus, I frequently escape into the gaming world to cope with my “adult burdens”. On average, my escapism lasts anywhere from 6 to 8 hours of gaming daily. At the age of 30, I am getting no where in life and my body is beginning to ache all over. I needed help. Desperately I went on Reddit to seek help from the community, in which coincidentally, I saw Dr. Alok’s post regarding to gaming addiction. Leaving my pride and ego behind, I began to ask Dr. Alok for help.
My reward system and personal identity had been hijacked by the triumph circuit through gaming. Only to realize this, Dr. Alok coached me to apply gaming skills to the real world. Since then, I have not once felt more thrilled and invigorated increase my skill attributes such as str, int, dex, etc. in the real world (took up martial arts, dancing, piano, mountain climbing; practicing introspection, kindness and resilience). Life in the real-world is meaningful, exhilarating, and stimulating!
– Tony N. [Gamer]