Several years ago, my husband and I were playing an online game. You had to build a village from scratch, gather building materials and create an army. With that army you attacked other villages around you and eventually take over as many villages as possible, to conquer the imaginary world.
Connecting with other players, joining a tribe and before we knew it, we were addicted to the game. Even to a point my husband would come home after work, he switched places with me behind the desk, I started to cook, and he played on. One day it hit us; what the h… were we doing??! We had allowed the game taken over our lives and that was (an understatement) ridiculous.
Recently I started to think about that game again. Not! to start playing it again, but about how a game can consume you completely. You can’t go through life without some form of unwinding, relaxing time, or however you want to call it. Enjoying life, laughing, dancing… so important to not always take ‘things’ too seriously. Playing games, old school like monopoly or cards and/or computer games, is fun. They are just games.