I have been playing video-games most of my life, since when I'm 6. I always liked strategy games, like Starcraft and such, because of they allowed me to compete with other people on another dimension (always been rater awkward, never been much competitive in sports)
Now I'm 27 and the thing the thought that hit me today like a truck was all the time I wasted. If I take all the matches played so far, we are above five thousands. Five thousands for an average of 30 minutes per match makes something like 2500 hours. That's an enormous amount of time. I could have used that time to learn a new job, a new sport, a new discipline, or make new friends.. and instead it's just wasted. All that time has just been subtracted from my life.
Now I want to change that, and quit for good. However, what at the beginning I thought was an easy thing, now seems much more difficult than expected. In fact only now I'm realizing that mine has always been a real addiction, and not just some time-consuming pastime. The weight of this discovery is unbelievable.
I am writing this post to remember (mostly to myself) the date in which I finally faced my problem without negating or minimizing it. Now I want to realize my full potential, and I want to use my life wisely, as it's the only one I have.