grinding competitive games for years and not going pro probably is tbh
maybe yes, maybe no
Is any recreational activity a waste of time ? Yeah, probably
why spend your time gaming when you could be more productive and spend your time building a ladder to the moon?
if so, then every hobby would be considered a waste of time.
People will say it's a hobby, but its not a very health one. :)
Tbh it depends
Gaming will never be a waste of time for me because without it i would be living a high stress life. I work 80 Hours a week. When i get home i hop on discord with my online friends and we grind out and relax. That will NEVER be a waste of time.
If you game when you have stuff you should be doing, then yes
If you game 24/7 then yes even if you’re good at it. Look at CsGo pros, they’re awkward people who can’t do interviews because they spent their life indoors playing CsGo, yea it made them millions but that’s a small minority. A lot of people grind like them and never go pro. Waste of time then
first we should ask ourselves what 'time' means, on this concept. waisting it implyies that you're supposed to be using it in another way.. so if you're not doing important things for gaming, than yes.. if not, then no, every time you spend on yourself is not really waisted
is waste of time a waste of time?
It depends. If it takes your attention away from more important things, which are left undone because of gaming, then it's waste of time.
If you have couple of free hours, then it's just a form of entertainment
If it's a passtime/hobby etc it's not
If it's what you do 24/7 it is unless you are 100% sure you will go prp
is breathing a waste of time
Life is a waste of time
No,its a form of entertainment like TV,internet,movie theatre etc
Its good because you enjoy yourself while doing it but it ahould be in moderation like with all thingy
Nothing is a waste of time if you're having fun
Its not productive so if productivity is important to you then yes gaming would be a waste of time. If not then who cares what you do as long as you have fun
"Why waste your time playing video games when you could waste time watching tv like us instead?" - genx parents
as long as you have fun no
as long as i have your mom no
if you consider recreation a waste of time. Same thing as watching a show/movie, browsing internet, reading a book, taking a walk, or whatever else you do to unwind. Sure you aren't /achieving/ anything probably, but you are investing in your own relaxation. ezpz, do what you want.
You are wasting your time by thinking about what is a waste of time
Its is if u only do that all day
99.99% of people who play games won't go pro
chances are, yes
Its a waste of time if you think it is. Simple as that. There is no purpose in life since the industrialization. Do what you want, some things you can not get, some things you can.
imo: as long as you are having fun, you are not wasting time.
If you enjoy it and have other hobbies, no.
If it is all you do, absolutely. Get new hobbies. Learn something new. Get a job. Try to grow as a person.
Online gaming definetely is.
I have around 3.5k hours of cs go since 2016, and I regret it .
It depends on what you play and how much you play. Like any other artistic medium has the ability to give us lessons and give us lessons, not all games are just "point and shoot" there are very good titles hidden out there, Inside, Firewatch, Celeste, Spiritfarer. On the other hand, games are stimulating and entertaining, so they can help you emotionally, as well as being a great social medium. On the other hand, if you play too long, you may be losing many things in your life by playing, it's like watching movies, watching 1 is fine, watching 4 in one day...
no I think it's important for men to have something competitive in their life. sure, if you play any other sport on higher than average level, you already get the same thing there and then gaming can be a waste of time if you get stuck in it. But I think gaming is a good thing if it doesn't take over your life but idk
Life is meant to enjoy,i enjoy playing games
playing hoi4 made me learn so much about ww2 ngl
of course it is, it won't make you happy in the long run
It always depends on the context.
If a person plays for several hours a day and it's his hobby - Yes
If a person plays for a few hours a day and it's his hobby - No
If a person grinds to be a pro player for a several hours a day - No
If a person grinds to be a pro player for a few hours a day - Most likely yes
if you truly enjoy doing something then it is never a waste of time
its a complete and utter waste of time and the probabilities of you making money from video games are slim to none, stay in school, work hard, make friends, live your life and dont worry too much about games except for fun.
It's completely fine to play competitive and to waste time, we're all wasting time one way or another anyway but yeah, its time wasted. At least make it "fun" time wasted.
What more could you have accomplished if videogames wasn't a thing? Are you satisfied with where it have led you as result? Either way playing videogames is not something I feel regrets about, in contrast to decisions and actions I've made in real life.
what does "waste of time" mean? life has no meaning it's all a "waste of time" - movies, sports, work, etc. games are just a hobby that make you happy
All hobbies are wastes of time. Anything you do that isnt working, working out or getting laid is a waste of time
Does that mean you shouldnt waste your time? no ofc not its your life to waste so spend it doing whatever you enjoy the best
Obviously not, I just hit a sick 1v4 AWP clutch and now I feel good about myself :)))
Life it's a waste of time
Life hasn't goal
Best regard, Your Guru, Najara
It's only a waste of time if it gets in the way to finishing school/getting a job/being independent.
if you feel good doing it, it's not a waste of time.
Actually if you spend more than 2-3hrs a day in any kind of hobby then you are wasting time unless you are on holidays.
So if you spend 8hrs playing games or 8hrs watching Netflix or 8hrs in anything that doesnt contribute anything to you than just some fun then you are wasting your time bro
As long as it's not excessive no, the same thing could be said about lots of things..
no It isn't It's fun as hell and entertaining, It is usually a good way to stimulate your brain. The problem is if you play a game all fucking day and do nothing else (like I did in university for the first 2 years playing League all fucking day) that's when It becomes a problem, but if You play games in your free time while being productive It is fantastic and no one should say anything against It.
Gaming is not a waste of time but we have to be carefull to not get addicted.
Everything that takes the balance out of your life is surelly dangerous
Depends what you want to do, if you know you can go pro and believe in yourself then no, it's really not a waste of time if you're trying to have fun or go pro, it's just a hobby, just like playing football or any other sport. Everyone has some kind of free time thing that they do.
no, but exaggerations can be bad , it all depends on your life and what you make of it.
ofc it is, unless you getting paid 44k a month to be a tier 2 team
Yes, unless you are having fun and enjoying yourself. People who play video games to just tryhard and win, are completely wasting effort. Games should only be played after all work is done
Yes since everything is waste of time... we cant stop time so even doing nothing is waste of time
If you are getting memories then it's fine. But I don't really see the point in playing a game that nobody, even yourself, will care about or remember in 2 years.
Regulated gaming isn't, addicted gaming obviously is. If you have a healthy schedule and you manage to stay within it, you're a healthy doodle boy. If it's chaotic and often spans across the entire day, well, you're wasting your life away.
How can any hobby be a waste of time?
As long as it brings some joy to your life without interfering any other social activities go for it
gaming is a hobbie,therefore isn't a waste of time
+you can make money in several ways by gaming
If you aren’t having fun or making minimum wage then yes, if you are then it’s not.
With love and respect, zupergamer
if you think it's a waste of time then it is a waste of time to you and you probably shouldn't be doing it
if you don't think it's a waste of time and you have fun playing or you do it because it's competitive then continue doing it
almost every single thing in life can be considered as a waste of time to someone else
if you want to sleep - sleep, if you want to play video games - play video games, if you want to read books - read books....
don't let other people tell you how to live your life
I believe so, but at the same time I don’t think it’s bad, you’re not doing something productive while playing something, unless you’re a professional player who makes money and works with it. But, on the other hand, it gives you happiness as a hobby, just like watching a movie or a series, and it is not wrong to spend your time on it, you HAVE to be happy, as long as that happiness is regulated, there is no point in spending the all day playing, too much of something causes a lot of problems
If the game makes you miserable then it is a waste of time. Most games do exactly that.
is it waste of time walking the woods, fishing with no catch etc? Its the same question...
If you have fun, its never a waste of time.
everything is a waste of time, time is there to be wasted.
I game when I can, I don't think its a waste if you're having fun
Depends. If you're using it to distress and chill after a doing something productive to you, then it is great. If you're making money from it and it's sustainable, then it is great. If you're having fun and it is not negatively affecting your life, then it's good.
But, if you solely play because you're addicted whilst having no ambitions, goals, a job, education and its negatively affecting your well-being, then yes, it is a waste of time. Because sooner or later, when you enter the real world, you will face a lot of hardship. That's why keeping a balance is essential.
The ultimate goal of life is to essentially be happy, now if gaming makes you happy then it cant be a waste of time.
Definetely waste of time.
Life is a waste anyways so who cares
Yes and No
If you treat it like a hobby and don't care much about ranks and shit its not a waste of time
If you treat it like a hobby and then cry about not getting faceit 10 and knowing all the smokes etc, its a waste of time
I was the second one btw but i stopped at lvl 8 years back
Yes, but outside of eating and reproducing everything else is a waste of time so.
If it makes you happy, then no. In the end, life is about feeling happy. The trick is to keep gaming addiction at bay, don’t let it affect your left negatively. I personally become very distracted by games when i really need to study and that’s something i’m working on.
No such thing as a waste of time.
no, because i like doing it
Yes and no.
- Gaming is a waste of time because in most cases, it doesn't bring anything productive to you as a person, other than investing your team in something that has little to no benefits in any way.
- It might cause health issues, we are talking about eye conditions, wrist wrist pain, back pain etc.
- Gaming can drag you in to a comfort zone, where it might stop you from doing things that can actually help you grow from a professional point of view in regards to a career you can actually make money from and from a social point of view because a virtual interraction is not the same as a physical one.
- We all feel the need to play from time to time, to relax our mind and lose focus on issues going on in your lives (but too much might harm you).
- It can actually benefit you, if you play games that can stimulate your mind or maybe you can learn a foreign language.
Can't think of anything else right now...
To much of anything can be deemed bad if you can't make a living off doing it. Most kids who play sports through college are 'wasting' their time as the majority will not go pro. However, when you consider all the avenues that sports provides through relationships and knowledge it could very well lead to a job in sports just not as one of the competitors.
Look at what Moses has been able to accomplish through professional gaming in 1.6. Never was the top top and didn't make money for down the line in terms of living. However, I am sure it's what led him to getting back into CS.
If you are a gamer and want to become a pro always act professionally to the best of your ability. Your dream may never come true but you never know where the journey may take you with-in the community you are a part of.
And for those that never make it just remember always being doing something on the side (that is a back-up plan) because either you will burn out and have to start over from scratch with something new or you will be financially stable enough down the road with that other job that it allows you to stay competiting at an older age;
Everything is a waste of time if you should be doing something else.
If you're having fun, no, if not, yes.
Yes, cuz all the achievements u get is nothing for real. They will lost and even u ll forget how much time u spend so its just waste of time if u play competitive games but if u just play 4 fun its not waste cuz u spend u time 4 with friends or resting
thats why im playing it
or to have fun w friends
Only if you're sacrificing your life priorities like work, school and other things like social life, your health, sports, etc.
Gaming in general is healthy for the brain and mind, teaches fast reflexes and brain exercises.
Nothing is a waste of time if you enjoy doing it, what a dumb question bro
We can say playing a guitar or painting is a waste of time because it also doesn't give you anything
By that rationale all you should do is work and study for whole day
If you don't make money through games then it is a waste.
I mean if you enjoy it then no
What even is a waste of time? You literally can't waste your freetime