addict with internet, am I normal?

Indonesia
February 20, 2012 9:36pm CST
recently, I always spent half of my times in front of laptop or computer, I like to playing games, watching videos or chating with friends.. I didn't realize about time when I'm starting to turn on my computer, even I think that cyber space is my world.. oh my.. do you think I'm normal?
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23 responses
• United States
21 Feb 12
I definitely think you are normal. I'm similar to you myself. I spend most of my time at my computer as well. I watch a lot of videos on Youtube. That's one of the main ways I receive my news. I watch very little television. I play games on Winster daily as well. I chat with my online friends pretty regularly as well. I say to myself that every time I sit down at my computer, I leave the house. There is so much that we can do online. I think people like you and I are normal though.
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
nice to know about that, sometimes we have thought we are normal, but not for people around us, my family didn't happy when they see me in front of computer, they said that I have been a strange person, and forget about time and everything..
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• United States
29 Feb 12
Yea those around us definitely don't understand, I know the people around me don't. However, the way I see it, as long as you feel you aren't acting strange etc, that's all that matters. Best wishes to you my friend.
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@donann80 (151)
19 May 12
Hi it is normal that we all can get hook onto the internet chating and playing games. But we have to be discipline to know when to come off or you can do your work around it. It can be done.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
21 May 12
I also think it is normal to spend long time, but I do not think it is not good to spend lots of hours and forget the word lots of time in the front of the internet.
• China
21 Feb 12
just think what you do with cuber space is right or not. if the answer is right, keep doing. or just reschedule your time and doing what you have to do first and then secondly. you will have good result about your time spent.
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• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
I can't judge myself do right or wrong, I like to make friend online, meet the right friend to care each other and while making bit money.. I love to find friendly friend in cyber space which I can't find them in real life
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• Slovenia
21 Feb 12
You are of course normal, its nothing wrong if you are addicted to internet. Most of people these days are. I also spend lots of time with my computer and on internet, I don`t think there is something wrong. That is just modern technology and we need to enjoy in it.
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
I think so.. but I hope I can have a good social life too.. I mean in real live not in cyber space..
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• India
21 Feb 12
Well you are normal , but you yourself have to decide whether computer is so important in your life ! I would suggest you plan a routine in everyday life, like go for a jog in the morning or evening. Make friends and meet them in person. Moreover if you are friends with people in your locality over internet, just plan to meet them in person and have a get-to-gather sort of thing with them. Soon you will not feel guilty about spending so much time on the net !
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
sometimes, I also think to make more activities.. when I'm thinking about it, my brain and my body always look for my computer.. It's automatically oaccured.. I also confused with myself.. I try to spend my time for sport and travel in the weekend..
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@anil2154 (145)
• India
21 Feb 12
You are normal but what you are doing is not normal. Spending half time in front of laptop will only harm your health. So give time to other activities and reduce your time spent on laptop.
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• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
thanks for your advise, I think you're right.. most people didn't realize about their health.. I think to reduce my addiction.. but it's bit hard..
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• United States
21 Feb 12
You have joined millions of others who are now doing the same thing you are spending more of their waking hours on the computer than not. I have been doing it awhile now. The only time I don't is when I'm at my 86 year old moms from Thursday to Sunday and can't all that time, or when I am babysitting my grandson which has gone down to 2 days a week since he started to day care last week. So you aren't strange.
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
thanks chrystaltears.. I'm happy if know someone has positif thinking about my habbit, sometimes people around me often to judge me autism with my computer.. I seldom have communication with people, only with my family and my best friend..
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• United States
21 Feb 12
reinykwan, it's totally OK to spend hours in front of your laptop! I also recently realized how much time I'm spending in front of the computer. I love talking to my friends while simultaneously watching videos on youtube or playing online games. Our past generation called it addiction... it's not that, it's simply living in the 21st century! Although it's great to get together with my friends in real life (to play more video games), don't think of computers as wrong or something not normal. Everyone I know can't live without them, either!
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
thanks for your support, I just affraid of this kind of addicted, I only think that I have found my world.. here on cyber space.. I'm happy to know that I'm not alone..
• India
31 Mar 12
Hey reinykwan, don't worry you are very much normal infact you are among those million people who can't think of their life without internet. Even I am like that.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 12
It is you who can give an accurate answer to your sincere question. If you are well-provided and money is not an issue to you, then you have all the time to do whatever you want. However, if you are struggling with money, and the chores that you need to accomplish, spending a lot of time on the internet and your computer, will eventually takes its toll on you. It may affect your health; your relationships, your productivity, your spirituality, and your attitude towards people and others. Countering the lure of the internet is something that we can decide to do on our own.
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• Indonesia
21 Feb 12
i think your normal. but i think you must consider your habit. its positive for someone around us or not? if our habit is anoying people that care about us. i think you should think again about it?
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
yeah I thinking about it, Internet bring benefits to me, but not people around me, they often call me to do something, but often ignore them too, it make them anoying..
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
maybe that's why they say it's no longer normal because when they call you to do something, they just get ignored and of course get annoyed in the process :)) but i thing if you're doing something productive while sitting infront of the computer all day (like for example doing an online job, catching up with people you havnt seen in a long time or doing research) then i think it's ok. More and more people are using the interenet to fulfil their needs so having to stay on long hours infront of the computers nowadays is anything but normal :)) but it's also nice to go out once in a while to catch up with real people :)
@DanielW1 (24)
• United States
25 Feb 12
This is normal as long as your not on it 24/7, the internet is a very addicting thing as long as your not on very long. Have a good day.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
wow, I'm not 24/7 just half of my day...
@emmanola (482)
22 Feb 12
It's often said that "Too much of what is good is bad." I feel that you're normal but need to get hold of yourself fast before you go "over board." You may consider that you're not normal if your addiction to the internet prevents you from attending to other legitimate issues. You need time to work (unless you earn your income through the internet), time to rest, time for recreation and other legitimate issues. So, you may need to carry out simple audit on yourself and you will know if you need to make amends.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
I like your suggestion, I'm thinking to manage my time to do something, I'm working online also working offline, but my offline job give me more time to sit in front of computer..
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
Yes, you're still normal. It's not just you who have that kind of feeling.Good for you that you knew that your addicted with the internet. People who are addicted to the internet is not aware of their own addiction. Since your aware of it means that you are still normal.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
yeah.. I'm worry about my eyes.. since my eyeglass didn't work well, I know it's my mistake, that's why I decided to cut my time in front of computer, I'm happy to be a normal person hehehe :)
• United States
21 Feb 12
Lol it is normal your just exploring what the computer can do .
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
haha.. thanks :)
• United States
21 Feb 12
i believe it is Ok to do what you want and what really keeps you entertained cause sometimes i think its just better off being that way, i am like this and i sit at my computer almost everyday and i don't have a problem with it and it keeps me out of trouble(: so its up to you to decide your answer.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
yeah..sometimes people have their own thought, thanks for comment
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
Most people are now addicted with the net. Most office work done manually become easy with the help of computer. This modern era is all about technology. The only problem is, youngsters spent their time with nonsense things on the net. Maybe you can make your net addiction worth if you keep mylotting :P At least you are earning while spending more time on the net. How about writing...you can earn and enhance your skill.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
I'm doing many things on internet, include make money, this is my favorite thing
@sumanadep (1230)
• India
21 Feb 12
You are very much normal. I have been using the computer for along time and I usually spend most of my day on the internet or doing something on my computer. sometimes just reading or viewing pics. I think this is better than watching TV. Playing games is fun but I don't have good internet connection so I can only play gave that are downloaded.. Chatting is also a part of daily actions on computer for me.. don't worry you are not the only one who spend long hours online..
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
aha.. I'm glad if I'm not alone.. that's why I want other opinion.. thanks for response
@GemmaR (8526)
21 Feb 12
Being addicted to the internet is becoming even more normal with every passing year, as more and more of us rely on the internet for things that we might have done differently in the past. These days, we shop online, communicate online, and complete a lot of our work online, and this can mean that we can often spend an awful lot of our time on the internet without even realising we're doing so. A lot of people don't turn their computers off for entire days at a time, and I do think that this is something that they should be worrying about if they can't stop because they're addicted.
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
thanks for your thought.. time has change.. in the past we go to real shop for shopping, now only open a computer we can shopping.. hahaha..
@shellster (176)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
you're not alone! me too. i spend a lot of time online. although before, my day isnt complete without an online activity...like fb, playing games, earning money, etc. now im good. im passed that stage. =) just a few hours now.
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
just few hours is normal.. sometimes I didn't turn of my computer..