Cam Adair | Addicted to Video Games (Episode #274)

“Things may come to those who wait… but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Video game addiction is real. Over 97% of youth playing video games and potentially 1 in 11 of them addicted to video games, our generation is growing up with a lifestyle that looks like this: Wake up, go to school, come home, play video games, go to bed, rinse and repeat.
And although this is fun, it’s not necessarily leaving people happy. There’s a difference between having fun and being happy. As Albert Schweitzer once said that “success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.” A life of school and video games day after day after day isn’t happiness, and it’s leaving kids feeling uninspired and lost.
Cam Adair knows what that feels like firsthand. He was addicted to playing video games for nearly 10 years, and in this episode he shares his story of what it was like to be addicted and how he beat his addiction.
As a result of his non-stop video gaming, he dropped out of school, stopped going to work and pretended to have jobs to please his parents…all the while playing video games as much as possible. It wasn’t drugs, but the effects were nearly the same.
Tune in to hear how he escaped, what video game addiction is, how it looks at its worst, and how to get over it with some practical tips.

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