Question: The World Health Organization included video game addiction in its list of diseases and disorders. A person is considered addicted to video games if he dedicates more and more time to them “to the point that games take precedence over other life interests.”
What is the reason that a person sticks to the game so much that it becomes his life?
Answer: And what is our world? It is also a game.
So, there is nothing else, a person changes one to another. The game he enters obeys him, he exists in it, receiving feedback from and influencing it. For him, this is a closer spectrum of connections, events, and reciprocities.
He actively participates in it. People spend a lot of money and are ready to just live in this.
Question: Do you consider this a disease?
Answer: I believe that any hobby, if it does not distract from the purpose of creation, can take place as a leisure, but beyond that, it is already a disease.
Question: Is it possible to beat this disease?
Answer: I do not think that a person will willingly give it up. It is because replacing a fairy-tale world with a real one is simply stealing one’s life from oneself.
Question: For him life is a game?
Answer: In fact, it is not a game, but his life! And our life is a silly game.
Remark: You always talk just about one thing: Only when a person gets to the real meaning of life, then all this will become child’s play to him.
My Comment: All this will wither away by itself, because the prospect of revealing the true world, eternity and perfection will obscure all games, everything that he has today.
Question: Perhaps, that’s why there are games. Is it in order to move him closer to that?
Answer: Not to move him closer, but simply to brighten up time until humanity realizes what a hopeless, final state it is in.
Question: And when will this time come?
Answer: It depends on two factors: when humanity will have enough suffering and when Kabbalists will be able to approach it and explain what the matter is.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/20/18