I love video games so much, but I can’t remember the last time I really got into a video game. It may have been Bad Company 2. But I have watched several versions of my favorite games come and go. That is because I have this addiction under control, after a long, destructive battle. I lost a lot of time in the pursuit of my education to video games. I did manage to graduate and eventually go to work in my field, and the problem, though greatly lessoned, was still with me. Not until about 3 years ago did I get it fully under control.
I work at home now so my video game addiction is potentially very harmful. The stakes are higher now, especially now that I have a wife and a house. So I got serious and I think I am going to stay in full control as long as I need to. I am using my video game energy to propel me towards the Ultimate Video Game High. I will explain.
I am working on creating software that will enable me to quit my job. I have multiple projects going that I think have a lot of potential, but I’m not foolish enough to think that I have some special ability to pick a winner. So I am working on as many as I think I have time for. Maybe one of the projects I have now will be successful, maybe I’ll have to work through 20 more. But I am sure that eventually I will succeed and I will have enough income generated by computers that work for me that I could quit my job.
I am compelled towards this goal in part by my video game addiction because it is the only feasible pathway towards the Ultimate Video Game High: unlimited time to play video games completely guilt free. Starting in college, or maybe high school, video games can never be enjoyed without at least a little guilt. There is always something better you could be doing.
But if I work hard and become financially independent, and suddenly I don’t have to work any more, there is literally nothing better that I could be doing with my time. The lottery won’t work here, it has to be earned. The first day I don’t have to work I am going to get all of the latest games and play them until I sick of them. Even if it takes months. And I am going to get some cocaine.
And now you other video game addicts are realizing that I am right. The ultimate high can only be realized in the state of having nothing better to do and nothing to ever threaten to cut your playing time short. It is the ultimate high, and it lasts as long as you want it to. And now the wheels are turning and you are coming up with ideas. Maybe you too will seek the Ultimate High. Find me when you do and we will establish a club strictly for those who have experienced it, and continue to at our discretion. Or we will join the one that is already, if there is one that we aren’t told about.