Sports vs Video Games

I don’t feel like writing right now. There’s nothing to talk about and honestly, it’s kinda hard to write when you don’t have an idea or feel a certain way.

Needless to say, I’ll start and get the flow going.

Writing is a skill that takes time and effort to master. It kinda sucks that there isn’t any instant gratification that exists for writing like there is for video games and entertainment. (For me at least)

It’s a craft that takes a lot of time and practise to perfect, whereas in video games like first-person shooters (FPS). All you need is a kill to get the dopamine pumping.

However, now that I’ve gotten the flow. It’s much easier to keep it going.

For today’s topic, let’s talk about sports and video games.

Sports are very similar to video games except the learning curve is much higher. You take more time to master the mechanics of sports and not mention, the physical requirements needed on top of the technical skills.

In most sports, a coach is needed to teach you the sport and will require payment in exchange for knowledge and training. However, with the popularity of video games rising. Esports coaches are becoming more prevalent and can be considered similar to sports coaches. However, you can pick up the basics of all games by yourself which cannot be said for all sports.

Sports and video games are very similar in terms of the competitive nature they both offer. The feeling of achievement when mastering certain techniques and attaining certain ranks in each system is prevalent in both.

The only differences being video games are a mental exercise whereas sports are a physical exercise.

People may say that sports are far better than video games which can be true when talking about the physical aspect of it, however other than that. There are not many advantages sports have over video games. Sure, on the field, teamwork is essential for soccer. However, it’s also equally important in a team-based game like Dota 2. In video game tournaments, teamwork is crucial for success, and most of the time, more important than individual performance. The downside of video games is the option of playing alone which can be a waste of time when there’s nothing to gain from it other than superficial satisfaction.

But the same could be said about sports. People can be great at sports and be in great physical shape. However if one is just practising the sport for no reason other than just enjoyment, it would be a waste of time. The resources people spend on sports can be used on their own goals in life.

In the end, it’s not about what’s bad for you and what’s good for you. It’s about what activity you indulge in to ignore what you’re supposed to be doing with your life.

It’s all fine and dandy to play video games once in a while or have a sports session with your friends. But when it gets to the point of ignoring your plans for the future. That’s when it’s a problem. Applies to everything. Cooking, writing, drawing, hell even working if that’s doesn’t align with your goals in life.

But, as much you shouldn’t indulge in any activity, you shouldn’t also sacrifice everything for your goals.

Balance is key.

Take this information with a grain of salt.

It’s just my perspective.


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