Be Kind While Gaming, It’s Good For Your Health
By: Miranda Blu
If you play a video game with a chat feature you’ve most likely experienced that moment at the end of a raid or mission where all of a sudden an onslaught of verbal abuse erupts onto you or the group with great fury. You think to yourself “geez, I was just trying to have some fun” or, you fire back in verbal retaliation. STOP THE MADNESS!
My husband coined a phrase a few years back that I love.
“Remember to be kind. You are special and worth the experience you are having, as is the person next to you.”
~ Odin Omen
That’s right… there’s a person on the other end of all those nasty words. Not a monitor or TV but a person with feelings.
Okay, we all know we shouldn’t behave this way because it’s not nice and we should treat people the way we want to be treated. Right? (please no cricket sounds!) Good, we’re on the same page. There’s another reason why we should be kind while gaming. Our health! All that anger really takes a toll on our minds and bodies.
It’s physically damaging to our hearts
It can weaken our immune system
It can increase anxiety and depression
It can harm our lungs
Those all sounds like bummers to me! Before lashing out at another player or group, try to stop yourself for 10 seconds. Take a deep breath. Remember why you’re playing in the first place. To have FUN. 🙂 Remember that one person or team isn’t going to win every single time. And that’s okay!
Try this instead. Type “great game, we’ll get ’em next time” or “wow, tough match but it was fun”. Whatever works for your game, just make it nice. Give it a try. See how different you feel. It probably feels good huh? Great, because you are special and worth the experience you are having!
Photo provided by JD Hancock
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