DO NOT BUY YOUR TEEN SON A VIDEO GAME MACHINE OR GIVE HIM COMPUTER ACCESS IN HIS ROOM IF HE IS EITHER:
- A) Prone to addiction to TV (every time the screen is on he can’t stop himself from staring at it)
- B) Socially shy or socially struggling
If you do, it is almost 100% guaranteed he will develop a serious addiction to it. He will slowly withdraw from the world and become socially isolated.
These machines are toxic, soul-sucking and utterly destructive for a boy with one or both of those tendencies. They work much like the slow descent into marijuana dependency… it starts slow, stays slow then one day they are on it morning noon and night, no longer wanting to go out with friends (if they ever did at all) and falling far out of sync with their peers in the productive, contributing world… They will tell you that they have plenty of “friends online” and even will talk about how they want to “be a professional gamer” or how they want to work in the industry. But nothing they will so will progress towards this becoming a reality.
I’ve seen this too many times now. By the time they are this deep in, radicle intervention similar to heroine addiction is needed.
Save him now by not but allowing that shit in your home, in his room and in his life.