One of the things that people tend to think about video games is that they are detrimental to the brain, particularly when it comes to young children, as they keep children inside – staring at a screen – instead of getting them outside playing (or, when it comes to adults who play, it keeps them from doing more productive things with their time!); while it is certainly true that people can go overboard, however, there are actually a lot of benefits when they are played in moderation!
1) Help young minds develop: Many – especially those designed for children to play – help young children’s minds develop more fully, and more quickly; by getting used to the problem solving and strategy through the elements involved in most video games, children are able to grow and expand their thinking.
2) Help reduce stress: One of the major mistakes plenty of adults (and even teenagers) make is that they no longer remember to have fun to the extent they should, and as such, they end up getting more stressed than they should be; with a healthy dose of video games, however, life can become more fun and less stressful!
3) Improved vision: One of the core facts of life is that if you do not use certain senses, they will end up becoming dulled, whereas using certain senses more frequently will put them in a p to become sharpened; because of the active manner in which you need to use your eyes when playing most video games, your vision can actually improve as you play!
4) Decision-making: One of the most difficult aspects of achieving success in life is making the sorts of decisions you will have to make on a daily basis – decisions that will often have to be made with very little time in which to think things through – and believe it or not, video games have actually been proven to help people in this area, in real life, because of the quick decisions that need to be made in these games!
5) Keep old minds young: One of the things that causes older minds to start to decline is that they are not engaged with the world around them as heavily as they needed to be during their years of work; recent studies, however, show that video games help older minds to stay sharp, and to actually improve in a number of areas!
Of course, again, there is a limit to how much of this “good thing” remains a “good thing,” but there are undeniable benefits to playing video games – which means it’s never a bad idea for you to turn on that TV, sit down for a bit, and have some fun!