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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Jordan Harbinger has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, and been kidnapped -- twice. He’ll tell you the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients. View all posts by Jordan Harbinger →