Effects of video games on well-being

effect of video games on well-being


Well-being is different from the traditionally used term “health”. Well-being includes physical vitality, mental alacrity, social satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, and personal fulfillment. On account of this, we can judge the effect of videos games based on these factors.

Every coin has 2 sides. Let’s take a look at them and then arrive at a conclusion:

Pros :-

  1. Videos games have been proven to improve smartness, cognitive abilities, judgment, ability to handle stress, hand-eye coordination, multi-tasking abilities, planning and organizing, effective intelligence, etc.
  2. They also prepare individuals to tackle real-world scenarios mentally.

Cons :-

  1. Video games are usually attributed to an increase in violent behavior amongst individuals. Violent action games make players more aggressive and restless.
  2. Addiction to video games has been on the rise lately, with players even playing for more than 16 hours at a stretch.
  3. Video games also develop anti-social tendencies amongst the players. Gamers tend to stay detached from society.
  4. Excessive gaming also leads to a decrease in physical strength, coordination, stamina, skills, etc. In the long run, this may lead to obesity.
  5. They also give a false sense of accomplishment to the gamers. This ruins their rewards system in the real world and often leads to frustration.

Conclusion :-

In light of the above discussion, it can be seen that playing video games is not bad in and of itself, but the addiction to them is not good for our well-being. Therefore, moderation is the key to reaping all its benefits without compromising our well being. It should be treated as a healthy part of life and not life itself.

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  1. According to me Effects of video games on well being – every coin has two sides , through video game people can spend their time , they get entertainment , don’t feel bore, don’t think unnecessarily. But anything excessive it’s not good. When it is addiction then people hampered their work , they get lazy and not only that continuously play video games strain on eyes. This is very bad. Earlier we use to see when they travel by train or bus they use to talk to the co -passenger but nowadays busy with video game. Even without mobile people don’t go to the washroom also . I read one news a boy he was continuously playing video games he was not going to washroom. So addicted. Children they waste their time to play video games rather they don’t want to study. Anything excessive is not good.

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