Yes, I said it. I admit it, I am an addict. It started with Farmville on Facebook. I’d resisted for a very long time, but I finally succumbed to the lure of the chickens and the cows. From there it was a short journey to Cafe World, and Frontiereville. I played around with Petville, Fishville, Mafia Wars, Cityville, and Treasure Island, but didn’t have quite the same love for them as I did the other three. I didn’t realize it at first, but I really was addicted. I got kind of crazy if I couldn’t harvest my crops or get my food off the stove or feed my animals. And I saw I wasn’t alone. People were forming groups to work together to advance in these games, and friending strangers just so they could have more neighbors.
We were out in California over the Christmas/New Year’s break so my kids could participate int the Tournament of Roses Parade. I brought my laptop with me, and I figured I have plenty of time to plant, harvest, cook and chop and all the other things that went along with my addiction. But i didn’t, and what is important here is I realized, I didn’t miss it. Well not much anyhow. So I stopped playing, and a few weeks ago, I blocked those apps on Facebook.
But now, I have an ipod Touch, and I discovered Angry Birds. I LOVE Angry Birds. I love original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. And I played, and I found myself slipping back into my addictive ways, playing Angry Birds into the night. But I’m stronger now, and I’m learning to control my addiction to the games, but it makes me wonder. Is there such a thing as an addictive personality, and if there is, do I have one. Am I destined to develop addictions all through life.
I don’t know, it’s something to think about, and I will, as soon as I kill some more of those thieving pigs.