Initially, people will hear the word addiction and automatically assume you’re talking about drugs or sex or alcohol or other socially tabooed things in life. However, as humans become more reliant on technology, sudden addiction becomes much more simplistic. Suddenly, there’s addictions to things like video games, texting, blogging, and surfing the internet to get away from things that actually need to get done.
Truthfully, there’s plenty of addictions out there. Food, technology, fitness, getting skinny, getting pretty, being wanted. Sure, some of that is really just an obsession. But it’s the habits within the obsession that make it an addiction.
Personally? I am obsessed with Bioshock. I play that game more than anything else. Out of I think 85 achievements (between both games) you can get without the add-ons or Xbox live? I have 8 left. Just. Eight. The game isn’t even scary anymore! I can narrate it. I start the game, turn down the sound, stick my headphones in and listen to my own music and I’m STILL never surprised by splicers (we have surround sound, so when you use it it’s easy to pinpoint where someone is speaking from or where something is happening).
Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, there’s plenty of things I could be called addicted to. Especially in my generation, we are vulnerable to what the world has to offer. It’s easy to get caught up in something.
Anyway! I was only thinking of this because I have WordPress, instagram, and now Tumblr, and began wondering about technological addictions. So goodnight 🙂 I know I haven’t been on much, with school and all, I’ve been soooo out of it. It’s not that it’s hard, I just really hate 90% of my teachers and it’s just so boring. School sucks!