Originally Posted by The Cloud
What compels you to seek out distractions like video games? Are you really just avoiding pain?
Most of the time, yes I tend to use computer games to avoid dealing with emotional problems in my life. I use it to numb myself, and lower my consciousness level. To deal with emptiness and feelings of disconnect and avoid facing emotional pain.
Once in a while I do it because I am intellectually bored and my mind hasn't been intellectually challenged enough, so I need something very intellectually challenging to stimulate me. However, this isn't the case since I'm in school.
The last few days, really since Sunday night, I've had absolutely no desire to play any computer games. Either I've been in deep pain, or my whole focus has been on this problem here and it's been intellectually challenging and I'm emotionally connecting with myself, and facing my issues now, so I feel absolutely no desire to play them.