I am not talking about alcohol, tobacco, video games, gambling, etc. People get affected very badly while addicted to those things. However in my case there are few things that I am addicted to and while writing this I would like to see the threats and advantages of such addictions.
Internet: while this is so far the biggest in the communication media, it also has become a vital part of my life. I can’t imagine life without Internet. Since I was introduced to Internet during the late ninties I have become a devotee of the webworld. Browsing, chat, blogging, webdesign, websearch, etc would run in my mind 24/7 as chants. The good side of it is, I am gaining knowledge, keeping in touch with all my friends, adding to my skillset, got in touch with people whom I never thoght will meet again, etc. In short I would say the world on my fingertips. Now the badside of it is I am addicted, I spend more time than I should, i don’t move much as it’s my fingers that do most of the work, I am straining my eye, etc. I know by mitigating between these 2 I can find a solution but still Internet will remain my addiction.
Farmville: while it all started as fun, by the time I could realize that 2 million ppl are addicted to this bug called farmville, I was already into it. While there was not much knowledge gathering in this, it still had the same bad effects as the Internet. Some of the good things were it was fascinating, It taught me how important time is in farming, etc. I am almost out of this addiction, just need to wrap it up.
There are always good and bad about every addiction, however there is always a need for us to sit back and weigh the good and bad. We need to ensure that the good always overcomes the bad. I am trying to do the same, will you???