Video games have become a way to bring people together and in some ways, tear them apart. Unarguably, playing video games is both healthy and empowering; this time-honored hobby has taught many people many things. Over the years, older generations have doubted the learning potential of video games.
However, the doubt from the older generation has become something that they have lived to regret because video games have worked wonders for the older generation as well. There were times in the distant past where families bonded over video games and some families still do today.
Video gamers know as well that life can get busy and their hobby must take a backseat to other things such as raising a family. Some gamers get to the point where they cannot play as often as they used to.
Make no mistake; video games are as much a part of a gamer's life as living and breathing. Video games have revolutionized the world and the people in it; there won't be an end to that for a long time.
Coincidentally, video games offer many hours of entertainment and a huge selection of games that not only teach, but enhance certain mental abilities of people whether they are children or adult. But they still catch a lot of bad press from overly concerned parents who think today's video games are violent.
Despite any and all possible bad press that video games might get or video gamers get for playing those video games, video gamers will agree that they have learned more during those hours of game play than anything any educational institution can teach them. Here are six reasons why video gamers should keep playing video games now and in their old age.
For one thing, playing video games never gets old because there is always going to be something about that game that is going to appeal to the gamer; video games are technically learning tools, so video games never get old by that logic.
Video gamers know better than anyone that people learn a lot of different things when they play video games and many of those things that they learn tend to stay with them. It works to the benefit of the gamer.
Finding relief from stress can be difficult, but that is what video games are for; they have helped many video gamers relieve the stress of everyday life such as from their job or family life. Video games are great for stress relief.
Many video gamers will agree that aspects of the game get easier the more they play that game, which is another reason they play video games and do not ever plan to stop. I believe this because I have lived it, as I still do to this day.
What a lot of people do not know (that many video gamers do know) is that video games prevent atrophy of the mind. Older generations have begun to realize the truth behind this fact and have accepted it as truth. Video games, especially puzzle elements in RPGs, can and have prevented the mind from giving in to age and mental deterioration.
A lot of seniors succumb to atrophy of the body as well as the mind, but some of them are becoming more aware of the fact that video games grant longevity of life; video games are the reason many seniors live past the age of 77.