Should you play mobile games? And if you do, does it break your detox?
Watch the video and find out:
The simple answer is no, you probably shouldn’t be playing mobile games.
There are a couple of reasons why.
The first is that it’s really easy to justify “just one game” when you’re bored or tired, and we all know that one game leads to another one and another one and next thing you know, you’ve just spent 20-40 minutes or longer playing these games.
Now it’s easy to think that 20-40 minutes here and there isn’t a big deal, but it all adds up, and if you invested that time into things like reading, listening to podcasts, or learning a new language, you could actually make a lot of progress in them.
Another reason you shouldn’t play mobile games is because the game design, including the reward-motivated psychology, and mechanics like freemium models and turn-based delays can be even more advanced than console and PC games. If you want to learn more, read this article.
These changes in game design, especially with in-app purchases, make it easy for you to spend a bunch of money (usually small amounts at a time) and the more you invest financially in a game, the harder it is for you to move on from it.
Plus this money could be easily invested into books, courses, seminars or something like Respawn to better your life.
The truth is, mobile games are just an easy way to waste a ton of time and money… just to avoid “boredom,” and they don’t actually bring anything tangible to your life.
Finally, mobile games take you out of the present moment. If you’re always trying to fill your time with mobile games, you miss opportunities to meet new people, enjoy nature, and so forth.
Fuck mobile games, that’s how I feel about it.
Especially during your 90 day detox.
I hope that helps you guys out and if it does, make sure you leave a comment below and let me know what you think about mobile games.