Gaming Community

People are seeking communities in the games they play, whether it is Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Fortnite, or Battlefield games. Our new generation has been proven to be less socially tuned than the generations that came before us. Some may see this as a problem and others see it as a blessing. However, the fact of the matter is that this leads to more depression in our society, typically the youth. In fact, the CDC states “7.4% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.5 million) have a diagnosed behavior problem.” So, these communities are made by gamers to fulfill their social needs. It is appealing that they can have a group of people that they can share their joys with every subtopic of gaming. Even if these people are concerningly complete strangers they all bond in a way you couldn’t in person. It is concerning as a stranger could be a dangerous person to interact with. You would never know if you were talking with a serial killer or criminal. Overall, a poem by Alberto Ríos describes the situation: We give because giving could have changed us”.  They give each other community for the greater good of happiness where they can finally belong.

E3 2011 - Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox) (5822123327).jpg
           *Photo of person gaming

The gaming community is like a two-sided coin though. Some of these communities can become heavily toxic. Increasing mental issues which is the opposite goal of what they were created for. This can help put it into perspective “But a gardener carefully pruned it”… “With living creatures one must begin very early dwarf their growth”- A Work of Artifice. Our society makes us all conform and adjust to being “normal”. The people who are toxic most likely wish to take their stress out on other people online. So, they cant be impacted as online people you play with are strangers. When all is said and done it’s best to simply disconnect yourself from these toxic people or communities and seek positive ones.

2 thoughts on “Gaming Community

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s