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Date: 05/26/12 11:35 AM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 26, 2012 at 7:04 am
    Link: Video Gaming Risk Factors - Someone needs to look up the definition of `problem` and `risk`....
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 11:41 am
    ofc highly intelligent people are a problem for america =)
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Not really seeing your point, kitteh. Just because being imaginative and intelligent are not in themselves problems, doesn`t mean they can`t be risk factors for problem behaviour when they coexist with other undesirable personality traits.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 26, 2012 at 11:47 am
    I believe it`s saying that those at risk of having a video game problem...oh, I see what you did there! ;-)
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    MacGuffin, maybe if you play more video games you might be at risk of seeing my point.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    yeah, i have to side with MacGuffin here...
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Kids aged between 13/14 to 17/18 might have poor relationships and self esteem issues?!? No way! I thought having raging hormones would make you a perfectly okay individual free of problems!

    This has very little to do with video games.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    Yeah - those two traits are the last thing the government wants to see in our children.

    MacGuffin - some serial killers are reputed for being highly intelligent as well. Think your tail is wagging the dog.
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    LitCandle Male 13-17
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    May 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    10% of all students = 97,000 students?



    Some one had to say it.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    May 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Video gaming problem? I don`t get it. Does that mean they suck at video games?

    The only problem I`ve heard of is very small percentage of people may experience seizures... there`s warnings on the game packaging.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    MacGuffin - some serial killers are reputed for being highly intelligent as well.

    I know I`m going to regret asking this, but, your point is?

    Once again, "risk factors" =/= "is a bad thing on its own".
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    MacGuffin, maybe if you play more video games you might be at risk of seeing my point.

    Or you could just explain it, if you`ve got one.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    People who are highly intelligent and imaginative are at high risk of being addicted to video games.

    That is a bigger problem than the lazy unimaginative people playing them.

    Do we really want the guy who can cure cancer or solve string theory playing video games all day instead?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    IT MUST BE DEM VIDYA GAMES AND HIPPITY HOP MUSIK
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    This is like the stat that says "having an early big win" is a risk factor for developing gambling problems. That doesn`t mean having an early big win is bad, just MAY set you up to be addicted to gambling later.

    Same way, being intelligent or imaginative MAY set you up to get addicted to video games.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    Or you could just explain it, if you`ve got one.

    Well it would be like stating risk factors include "being over 6 foot tall" and "liking cats". Not in themselves problems, but when combined with other undesirable personality traits...

    The problem is then the other personality traits. If these are not factors (which being intelligent and/or imaginative clearly aren`t), don`t list them unless you can demonstrate a causal relationship.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    It may sound silly to consider high intelligence as a problem, but my teachers ABSOLUTELY considered it a problem, and they all went out of their way to make it MY problem.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Well it would be like stating risk factors include "being over 6 foot tall" and "liking cats".

    @almightbob1: that is so close it`s frightening!! Lolz! I`m 6`0 exactly.

    Addiction is a scary thing. Sudden changes in behaviour or personality are more likely indicators, I think. Looks like several other `risks` are listed.
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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    Being imaginative and intellectual seems to indicate that one may be at higher risk of addiction and/or mental/emotional issues in general.

    Idk how widely agreed upon that is, but some of the quickest(mentally, obviously), most empathetic, most creative, most well spoken individuals I`ve ever known have I met through drugs and rehab-type programs. I`ve known very few unintelligent addicts.

    That`s why the notion of addiction/habituation = lack of intellect is so frustrating. Now, many know better than to just make assumptions like that, but for some they never gave it much thought and have accepted that as fact. I think that`s why they`d include something like the above; parents who aren`t familiar with addiction might think `oh, my son is too smart to let something like that happen. He knows better, and I wouldn`t let it happen`. I`m sure they`re pointing out it can happen to anyone, including and especially smart, creative ppl.
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    blobby5 Male 30-39
    144 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Those seriously are two of the most dangerous traits to The Man.
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    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 11:13 am
    Typical PSA
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Thank you almightybob1. I didn`t have to iterate that cause and correlation risk confusion here by employing the term `risk-factors,` because you elaborated for me! It`s all semantics anyway, not a big deal.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Indeed we are.

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