Everyone learns in school about the difference between a need and a want. Needs are the basic things required to keep on living like having food to eat, water to drink, and shelter from the elements. I would also put social interaction and relationships in the need category. Studies have shown people that are completely removed from other humans can develop mental illness. We need people around us to give us support in hard times and to do activities with during the good times.
Everything else is I would categorize as a want, including video games. This is an issue because gamers need to know how video games fit into the overall world. Of all the various forms of entertainment I think video games are the best, but they are not a need. They are a luxury. We do not have to have video games. Before video games, people watched movies, listened to music, and read books. Before movies, they listened to music and read books. And so on all the back to where people just played sports or hung out with each other.
The reason I say this is because I am disappointed every time I see 2 views in particular. Continue Reading