Addiction to virtual games can lead to depression!


Pokemon Go has caught the world by storm and our country is no exception. However, virtual world is the dream world which people today experience through technology and applications on their electronic gadgets be it cell phones, computers or tablets. While the unrealistic world may give temporary pleasures, the actual fun is in experiencing it through physical form which gives satisfaction that lasts lifetime than dreams which disappear once you wake up to reality. People experiencing the real world via games and apps not only make them physically weaker but also mentally disturbed which is one aspect which worries me a lot. Today, nobody wants to play physical games which gives exercise to your body to make you healthier but inclination towards virtual games leads to mental fatigue which after a period of time causes anxiety leading to depression.

There is no substitute to experiencing something in the ‘Real’ form and while computer games may be played or experienced sometimes for fun or passing time when you are bored, it should not be allowed to turn into an addiction which could be harmful as an ‘Idle mind is an devil’s workshop!

S.N. Kabra

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)