I’m diagnosed with Schizophrenia. But my doctor, himself a casual gamer of sorts, agrees: Playing a few matches every night of my favorite esport: League Of Legends, is probably good for me! He calls this “Behavioral Activation” and claims that my brain releases some good chemicals and stuff – and then I go to bed. He claims all that is probably a good thing, and it’s probably also a good thing that i’ve found a hobby that piques and holds my interest.
Gone are the days when people thought video games were bad for you. In fact, there’s also probably proof somewhere that, they might even be GOOD For your eyes, not bad for them!
I’m all for thinking positive thoughts, and embracing my hobby. Thank goodness my doctor is understanding of my disability and hobby, and is glad I play a few rounds of league of legends every day.
Thanks doc! I’ll definitely continue to do so.
Post-Script: I’ve heard disparaging remarks from the “voices” in my head, telling me not to play league or livestream so late at night. It’s as if chat from my livestream sessions has telepathically invaded my mind, and is disparaging me a little. Anyway: Bottom line: To those of you who think: Get a job or go to sleep or don’t even stream, too f’n bad! It’s my life, gonna live it how I want, definitely gonna spend my free time playing a video game and getting crushed at League Of Legends. I can think of no better way to spend my late night hours. So leave me alone about it, or bottom line: don’t tune in! Watch somebody else. Keep it positive, folks, or don’t come around viewing. See you around 11pm EST most days: my stream is at SteveMini.com
And if you can hit me up telepathically; why disparage me? I’m confused … definitely Paranoid Schizophrenia therefore. I’m probably just hearing things. My mind has a funny way of playing tricks on me. Nobody home.