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    "Do you think video or computer games are childish? A: Yes Explanation: 'I have yet to meet a man who plays video games that isn't completely emotionally stunted.'"

    True or na?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    "Do you think video or computer games are childish? A: Yes Explanation: 'I have yet to meet a man who plays video games that isn't completely emotionally stunted.'"

    True or na?
    Partly true. Don't look for emotional maturity among gamers. This is in part because a large fraction of those with the extra time to spend on gaming are age 13-18 or so. It's also in part because you'll see a lot of INTx types into gaming, and they start off kind of emotionally stunted.

    But there are plenty of counterexamples. They just tend not to be under 30 yrs old INTx types. Often in MMORPGs, I would find that older gamers would tend to congregate together, primarily due to enjoying the overall level of emotional maturity to be had. These groups tended to include husband/wife pairs who enjoyed gaming together.

    The main problem with people who are passionate about gaming is that just as they become very good at gaming (no matter in how emotionally mature a manner), they necessarily omit from their lives other levels of social experience that most people regard as common. In order to gain real emotional maturity, people need a broad experience of life, not expertise in a narrow area of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    "Do you think video or computer games are childish? A: Yes Explanation: 'I have yet to meet a man who plays video games that isn't completely emotionally stunted.'"

    True or na?
    I say not true, for the simple reason that just because you haven't met an emotionally mature gamer doesn't preclude their existence.
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    I have a pretty old, large scar in the palm of one of my hands that totally bisects one of my palm lines. I don't believe in palm reading (or human methods of telling the future in general) but this morning I was curious about the symbolism of which line it was.

    I had to share my mirth, it's my "lifeline".

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    The symbolism does ring true for me though. That scar often reminds me of Christ's sacrifice, and now of my own death were it not for his.

    *disclaimer for you history buffs: Yes, crucifixion wounds were in the wrist, not the palm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by small.wonder View Post
    I have a pretty old, large scar in the palm of one of my hands that totally bisects one of my palm lines. I don't believe in palm reading (or human methods of telling the future in general) but this morning I was curious about the symbolism of which line it was.

    I had to share my mirth, it's my "lifeline".

    Photo Apr 02, 9 40 42 AM.jpg

    The symbolism does ring true for me though. That scar often reminds me of Christ's sacrifice, and now of my own death were it not for his.

    *disclaimer for you history buffs: Yes, crucifixion wounds were in the wrist, not the palm.
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    Ah crap, I'm losing my voice. I don't even sound sexy when I lose my voice. I sound like Patty or Selma Bouvier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Ah crap, I'm losing my voice. I don't even sound sexy when I lose my voice. I sound like Patty or Selma Bouvier.
    It's better than sounding like Grandpa.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Ah crap, I'm losing my voice. I don't even sound sexy when I lose my voice. I sound like Patty or Selma Bouvier.
    I'm sure there's more than one person who has thing for Selma, you should hit the bars. I sound like Barry White when I lose my voice, It's pretty awesome.
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    Is it possible that some of my lifelong friends know so little about me that the way they talk about certain topics implies that they think we're in agreement despite the fact that my views are quite different?

    I'm confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uumlau View Post
    Partly true. Don't look for emotional maturity among gamers. This is in part because a large fraction of those with the extra time to spend on gaming are age 13-18 or so. It's also in part because you'll see a lot of INTx types into gaming, and they start off kind of emotionally stunted.

    But there are plenty of counterexamples. They just tend not to be under 30 yrs old INTx types. Often in MMORPGs, I would find that older gamers would tend to congregate together, primarily due to enjoying the overall level of emotional maturity to be had. These groups tended to include husband/wife pairs who enjoyed gaming together.
    I'm going to address a common stereotype here, and say that I rarely play video games or computer games. I enjoy them, but I don't feel like shelling out money to buy a system, or purchase games for my desktop. In elementary school, I would play computer games, but video gaming systems were forbidden in my house; it was thought (probably correctly) to be a distraction from schoolwork.

    I do, however, indulge in fantasy and science fiction.

    If I lack emotional maturity, it's for other reasons.
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