Computers ruined the life of my classmates in college

Philippines
February 11, 2011 2:56pm CST
I have my friend since college and until now, he is on college because he is addict on computer games and didn't pass the subjects because he had no time for studying. It's been 6 years now and until now I have no idea what year did he graduate. Is computer can ruin the life of a person? Share your opinion..
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@choybel (5049)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Anything used for too much is really destructive as well as any form of addiction. I share the same fate as your friend and I know a lot of peers of the same situation too. I hate admitting it but I believe that computer has become one, just one of the many, of the reasons I have failed to graduate.
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello choybel..oh, i am sorry about it my friend. Yeah, it can really damage in our life that's why lots of youth today failed to graduate. But if you failed before, it is your lesson to overcome it, and I am hoping it that someday, you can graduate.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@choybel (5049)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
I really regret it and the only way to make up for it is to finish school and remind others of my experience.
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello choybel..You were right because people must regret it if they cannot finish studying and of course just because they cannot help themselves how to control their eagerness in playing computer games. I know, that the lesson you thought it and hopefully people think about it. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
• Pamplona, Spain
23 Feb 11
Hiya careguarden, Oh yes they can ruin the life of anyone who becomes so addicted to it. Even if your Computer is your Money Maker so to speak it´s always best not to be on there all Day. It´s very time consuming and before you know it you have been on there 2 hours without realizing it. A lot of discipline is needed to measure the time we are on here and what we are here for as well. A sense of order is a must. First do your Work, Study and then you can surf all you want after. That´s what I do anyway. But I don´t have time to play Games or anything like that. Just enough time to write on here a while and that´s it I´m afraid. Maybe your Friend recovered his senses and passed his Exams after all seeing as you have not seen him in such a long time.
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
Hello lovinangelsinstead. I agree with you. It is time consuming and without noticing it, we consume how many hours in front of the computer without satisfying it. That's what happened to my classmates before. He always ask money for his mother just to use the computer in the computer cafe.He lied to his mother in order that his mother will give money to him .Which is bad habit. He is always quitting and absent of classes because of the computer. That's bad of his side, but for me, I'll make sure that I have time for everything, for my family, the household chores, my work etc.I'll make sure that computer didn't affect me in my daily lives. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
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• Pamplona, Spain
24 Feb 11
Hiya caregarden, Did you find out what he did then in the end I mean? Did he manage to kick his habit of being on the Computer? That´s a shame really that he had to tell stories to his own Mom. Also losing Classes when it is the most important part of his life as well. What held his attention on the Computer was it playing Games or something? It could be that he has changed a lot and is now more level headed and doing well. Good for you too glad that you will have time for everything as well. This is how we should be really as this is addictive whether we see it that way or not. God Bless you and yours too.xxx
@cripfemme (7710)
• United States
15 Feb 11
I know people like that. The point is to use the computer for fun, work, and communication, but not let it overtake your life. I feel like I have a good relationship with my computer. I use it everyday, but still have plenty of time for real life things.
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
Hello cripfemme.Yeah, there are people who already addict on computer and i didn't used the computer i a good way. Me too, I've always use computer every now and then and I don't wanna let the computers ruin my life. I'll make sure that I did my best to use the computer in a better just for earning, making research and most of all, I didn't try to play online games so that I didn't addict on that. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
• India
14 Feb 11
Hi careguarden Well i personally don't think a computer can ruin one life! Its utter nonsense.Sorry if i make my point so strongly but the thing is that computer r used for a lot of good purposes. Without basic knowledge of computers we will find it very difficult to overcome our difficulties. Plus maybe he can do what he finds interesting,playing games for a living!!
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello Alex. It's up to us, how to use the computer. If we didn't allow that computer ruin our life of course it didn't happen. But if we wanted, that's the time, computer ruined our life and most especially our future. It is okay if people play games, but not all the day, its just a little self control. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
I pity your friend. But I don't think computers and computer games should be blamed. Computers are designed as productivity tools. They are there to help humans become more productive and accomplish a lot more than they otherwise would without these electronic tools. Computer games, meanwhile, are created to provide recreation. They should be used in moderation, as with any other forms of recreational activities. Just the same, I sure hope that your friend would finally ovecome his/her addiction. Good luck.
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello adlfrank..Of course, the computer and my friend also are to blame. Do you think, without a computer of course he cannot play games right? But actually, he is the one to blame because he let the computers ruin his studies and his future. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
• India
13 Feb 11
Computer can take over our personal and social life.Its sad that it ruined your classmate's life. I'm too fond of computer games but i never let them took over my social or personal life. I'm in college and follows a simple trick so that i'm not able to play games during my exams days. What i do is simply remove my graphic card from the system. Due to this, my computer run on on-board graphics and i could not play any game. So, this keeps me off the games until i'm over with the exams and the day my exam ends, the graphic card is back into the system. So, its totally on the person how he found a workaround of the situation which he/she is facing at that moment. And when it comes to the future of any person, then its utmost important. So, computer can ruin life if you simply follow it blindly and can make your life if you make your computer follow you.
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello Harpreet. Good thing that you have a self control. i admire that because not all people can control their eagerness to play computer games. I know it's a people's habit and we cannot stop them.But you? you're different because you didn't let the computers ruined your future. Hope you can finish your study.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
@Marmot (595)
• United States
12 Feb 11
It is a big problem that so many college students addicted to the computer games. There are so many games that have a very large population of players like WOW(World of Warcraft). I heard that WOW's players has already more than 10 million. So many students drop their class because games are more attractive and finally they dropped school. Computer games has already ruin a lot of young people...
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello Marmot..Really? I didn't know that. All i know is playing dota and conquer because that is usually people especially students addicted on it. I can't barely imagined that about large number of people or millions of people addicted on that site. That's the computer world I think. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
@sais06 (1287)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Computers can only ruin our life if we allow it to ruin our life. Actually this is not just applicable to computers but also to other things. Too much of something will do no good to us. Computers or even other things could be beneficial if used wisely but could be destructive if used inappropriately. We should not allow things to manipulate us. These things are given to us to be used by us and not to use us.
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello sais..Of course, you were right. If people used wisely the computer, we will benefited all. But there are other people who stick in one only and prioritize the other things. Make sure our priority is our future because after that, we can do what we wanted to do. People like him, didn't care about what happening in the future. And that's bad. We all know that we are the one who use the computer but we never want the computer use us right? Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
12 Feb 11
I personally believe that it is NOT the computer that is ruining your friends life, but his own inability to stay focused on the tasks at hand. I have a computer and I do play games on it when I have the time. However as a mature adult I know that computer games come after everything else I need to do gets done. Your friends need to get their priorities straight. It isn't the computer that is making them fail, it is THEMSELVES!
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello crivas..I think the computer and himself. If no computer, of course, he didn't have the eagerness of playing with. But the most problem, is himself because he didn't care about his future all he care is now. I know he is wrong that's why he always admit that he is absolutely nothing because he let the games be priority of his life and let it to ruin his future. Not all the time, his parents wanted to help him because their is an expiration for it. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
@djmarion (4900)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
i don't think that computer is the culprit here, it is a human invention designed to help people advance their technological intelligence, they were not designed to take over your life. i think the problem is on your friend, his lack of discipline has made him addicted to computer games and therefore his studies suffer. unless he learn how to discipline himself he will not be able to get good education. we shouldn't let computers rule our life, we just have to use them but not make them center of our universe.
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello djmarion..I think you have a good idea but people are very curious that's why they never think that computers can ruin their life..Discipline is good in every people's life because without discipline maybe our life already ruined..Control and respect to ourself.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@SIMPLYD (91003)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
I have a nephew, who together with his 2 other school mates were kicked out of their school because they were always in internet cafes, playing computer games. They were in a faraway city from their parents , studying. With that incident, they all went back to their provinces . AT least their parents could now , monitor how they are doing in school. My nephew now is doing well in school, after heavily reprimanded from the above incident, by his parents. he learned his lesson.
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello simplyd..Yeah, almost all kids addict on playing computer games..It's a sad story about your nephew but they need to accept them because they are the one who did that that's wh7y they were kick out in the school..But in the other part, it is good so that their parents can monitor them and can simply advice them. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@blueblink (246)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
I can say that computer can be Destructive or constructive depending on the student. Before, i also played computer games etc. but i prioritize my studies first. I also use my computer in searching our lessons and new ideas. We should always understand and prioritize the more important things and we should be responsible enough for our actions
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello blueblink..Yeah, I agree with you. In the part of my classmate, computer can be destructive on his side because he didn't control the eagerness of playing the games. We have mind that can control our eagerness and curiosity in life. But I think, he never listen his mind because he is listen what really enjoy him so much..Maybe, computer games is his priority in his life.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@rosegardens (3040)
• United States
12 Feb 11
wow. He was really addicted to those games! Some people can go to a bar once a week and have a few drinks. Others go once a week, then escalate to a few more times a week. Then they begin to drink at home as well. It depends on the person. Same with computer games. Most people do not get addicted to them, but some people do. It is not the game at fault. Your poor friend is addicted. I hope he is able to break the addiction and live a normal life.
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello rosegardens..Yes, he did because he think that life in computer games is not difficult as long as you can beat your enemy..He never go to the bar, he don't have other vices, its only in the computer. I remember that before, I ask him wheres the payment of our t-shirt and he always said that the money is in their house, he forget to bring until such time, I'm tired of asking him. That's the time I noticed that the money for the t-shirt ,he use it to play the games.I think he is totally addicted in computer games that's why his mother didn't believe him whenever he ask money.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@apples99 (6561)
• United States
11 Feb 11
I like and enjoy computers very much but when I go to college that will become my priority, I'm easily able to switch gears if need be, my computer will still be used but for studying more and games less. As for computers ruining a persons life it depends on the person, and if the person has an addictive personality or is prone to extreme behaviour then yes its posible for somthing such as a devices to cause addiction, with that said I'm sorry your friend has been affected so negatively by computers.
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello apples..Yeah, better do that because the priority is the study. But there are others that computers is there priority because they felt enjoy and having fun in the computer unlike in school. We can help them to give advise that stop playing games in the computer but if they didn't listen, it's not our fault.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@Zer0Stats (1315)
• India
11 Feb 11
Well it does really depend on person for what and how much time s\he does use computer.
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello Zerostats..Yeah, I do really agree with your opinion that it really depends upon the person who use the computer. If the person wants to ruin their life because of computer, well its their fault and we cannot help them.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@log0008 (62)
• Australia
11 Feb 11
yes computors can take over peoples lives if the use them to much!!!
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
Hello log0008. you were right that's why my classmate before never finish studying because of the computers. He can't live without playing computers everyday. That's part of her life. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless