This makes me wonder about power fantasies in all media. The fantasy of avenging something violently feels natural and thrilling. Yet it's disturbing because I think of myself as a person with peaceful ideals.
Maybe it's enough that I understand that this kind of media is pure fantasy and can never reflect what is real. But what about the many millions who consume this media and have no such awareness?
"It wasn’t until I gave up the games that I realized my passion wasn’t for the games themselves (although I do love them). My passion is for improvement, being good at something and then trying to get better. The games themselves — the graphics, the stories — they were cool, but I can easily live without them. It’s the competition — with others, but especially with myself — that I thrive on."
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