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Anyone here play video games 12+ hours a day

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,526
    Kyleran said:
    Ah, thread necromancy, a lost art ! ... not really.



    I currently dont have a game to play.




    That was supposed to be lighthearted humor. Not sure why you take it that personal.
    Ditto.

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    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing New Worlds atm

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,959
    edited November 2022
    Iselin said:

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    Social credit is still a subjective value judgment, a widely held one whether people refer to it by that term or not.
    Nursing is objectively more valuable than gaming.
    Fortunately, we do not have to follow a social construct like social credit no matter how many people give it a Love on social media. If you take its argument to its conclusion, we should be giving all the money we spend on gaming to nurses, or for that matter become one in our spare time and put that time spent gaming to better "credit".

    This is like the argument that the government should put taxpayers' money into the NHS first and foremost, while Sports and Entertainment get scraps (they do actually). No one area of society should distort the amount spent on it, nor should we give unlimited praise to anything. Mind you when the NHS (which is a never-ending cash sponge) sorted me out, I sent them two cases of wine, to the ward and doctors concerned...and got straight back to gaming. :)
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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member EpicPosts: 3,495
    Scot said:
    Iselin said:

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    Social credit is still a subjective value judgment, a widely held one whether people refer to it by that term or not.
    Nursing is objectively more valuable than gaming.
    Fortunately, we do not have to follow a social construct like social credit no matter how many people give it a Love on social media. If you take its argument to its conclusion, we should be giving all the money we spend on gaming to nurses, or for that matter become one in our spare time and put that time spent gaming to better "credit".

    This is like the argument that the government should put taxpayers' money into the NHS first and foremost, while Sports and Entertainment get scraps (they do actually). No one area of society should distort the amount spent on it, nor should we give unlimited praise to anything. Mind you when the NHS (which is a never-ending cash sponge) sorted me out, I sent them two cases of wine, to the ward and doctors concerned...and got straight back to gaming. :)

    Who's talking about social credit?

    I'm simply saying the work nurses do has more value than playing games. To argue contrary to that is absurd.

    That has nothing to do with the money nurses make as people aren't payed according to the value of their work but numerous other economic factors.
  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member EpicPosts: 3,495
    Iselin said:
    Iselin said:

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    Social credit is still a subjective value judgment, a widely held one whether people refer to it by that term or not.
    Nursing is objectively more valuable than gaming.
    You're missing the point of subjectivity.

    What's worth more? 12 hours of stock trading, government bureaucratic work, mastering a musical instrument, nursing, laboratory work, construction, farming, teaching, pro athletes working out, streaming games, playing games...

    It's a subjective ranking system no matter how much you think you have it right, it's still subjective.
    You're missing the point of objectivity.

    Some activities simply have more value than others, such as nursing compared to gaming.
  • user298user298 Member UncommonPosts: 152
    Not sure how people came up with such unrelated analogies as nursing, but no, I don't play 12 hours a day. Some other people do (I knew some of them personally), and if they can afford it and that's the only thing that they find worth spending their limited (none of us lives forever) time on - well, that's the choice they made and they should be free to enjoy that choice (as long as it doesn't harm anyone else).
  • TruvidiennTruvidienn Member UncommonPosts: 285
    About 10 years ago I did.
  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,849
    Having recreation is very important, actually.

    Especially also for valueable workers.

    By the way even more so if you're an artist. While learning art includes learning techniques, it also includes inspiration, and you cannot gain inspiration if you work all day.

    DarkZorvanReturns
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