12 Joe Craven / Dextero - "Joe Rogan says grinding games is “a waste of time” for most people" (archive.md) posted 2 years ago by B-VOLLEYBALL-READY 2 years ago by B-VOLLEYBALL-READY +14 / -2 3 comments share 3 comments share save hide report block hide replies
Rogan's comments have been pretty polarising on Twitter.
I can kinda get what he's saying about how making video games your entire life can be a detriment that gets in the way of everything else. Yaknow, if you're playing like 16 hours a day, every day. Not many people manage to turn being a gamer into a career. That said, to use Rogan's BJJ example - how many people who train that get good enough to make money from it to the point where they train others?
I mean, since the lockdown I've been spending too much time online (now I have to self isolate for a week too because potential virus exposure - am feeling okay currently) and it's been affecting me.
Everything in moderation. Games, TV, books, whatever.
I think this is where most people are misinterpreting him a bit.
He isn't saying that playing games occasionally as a hobby is that bad but its when it is done at an amount where it becomes detrimental to other parts of your life.
This seems like an overreaction to me.
It's not a waste of time if you enjoy it. You don't "get anywhere" by watching sports all day, but people do it AND live successful lives.
What Joe's talking about is playing video games all day at the expense of anything productive. And that's fair, but that's true for a lot of things. And most people who play video games also lead successful lives -- Joe included! He says in the clip "They're a problem for me," and we know he plays a lot, but we also know he hosts the world's biggest podcast, calls fights for the UFC, does stand up, and trains with weights and/or martial arts daily. So the one person he names as having a "problem" has three fucking careers and more money than I could spend in two lifetimes.
So whatever, this is just a guy who talks for three hours every day having an ill-conceived thought out loud.