Growing up in high school, I was quite a paradox. Even though I was a varsity freshman athlete, I loved video games and played them whenever I was free. Besides the role of athlete and student, I was a video gamer through and through. What I didn’t realize at the time was how much those video games would come to impact my life today. It’s amazing how much a game can offer, but there are plenty of benefits I can still point towards.
Video games, like anything else, are addictive and can be abused. This often leads to vilification of video games and the thought they prevent kids from “doing something useful.” That couldn’t be further from the truth: video games are a legitimate way to play, which build lifelong and important skills. Read More