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The Only Thing I Know

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Feb 9, 2010 | 8:22 PM EST
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This has been the most difficult film I have ever made, because its meaning is very true to my soul. For too much of my life I have been a mindless consumer of time. Hopelessly placing value in things that never gave an ounce of value back. Now that I am older, I worry endlessly that this new generation is making the same mistakes I now deeply regret.

In the end, I hope my message is honest and clear. Whether you agree with me or not, please share you thoughts, spark meaningful discussions, and share this film with everyone you know.

Special thanks to all those who have been my strength - and to all of you for taking a moment to open your minds =)



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice flash. Average morals :D

I am a gamer, always been. I started my gaming carrer before the elementary school, with the c64. I had many consoles, but it was the PC where i focused a lot more of my interest. I was a hardcore gamer until the end of highschool (even played mmorpgs for a while), and become a more casual one during the university.Nonetheless i had a fairly normal social life.Don't get me wrong i still use the computer lots of hours each day, however i use it mostly for other activities rather than playing. I've asked myself many times: what did i gain from all this gaming?
Well it costed me a lot of time, which i will never get back,
but actually I gained a lot:
I learnt a second language from nothing, english.
I learnt how to assemble computers from single components.
I became good at troubleshooting computers.
I have improved my computer skills a lot, and i can easily learn to use new software.
It empowered my creativity, and improved my problem solving abilities.
It made me feel a lot of emotions.
And in the end it was a crucial step to reach my current utilization of the PC as the ultimate information source and learning tool.Throught which i got incalculable benefits, since i used it for passing pharmacology exams, learning skills like metal and wood working, electronics, mechanics, reading philosphy and life experiences and so on...
Frankly, being a computer user all my life gave me tremendous advantages compared to the people of my same age
I realize the great addiction potential that games have(especially mmorpgs), and it is well known that human beings are extremely vulnerable to psychological addiction, but the issue is not of the games, it is of the man, and how he decides to use the instruments available to him.

One more thing, talking about social interaction... well honestly i found that, much less rewarding (per hour spent) than gaming. I spent countless hours talking with my friends, even about serious life issues, philosophy and so on...
It is interesting, no doubt, but i always learned very little from them, i stopped having much gain from socializing very fast.I have probably burned so much fuel going around searching pubs and places with my friends and girls, that i could have powered a city like milan for a week...and what did that left me with? Yeah well, certain emotions could not have been acquired any other way, so i suppose it is a price one has to pay for those,and probably it was worth it; but with those few pleasureful emotions came a huge load of undesirable ones, and they have taught me many things like:
That when things get dire, friends disappear really fast.That talking is not done with the purpose of searching the truth, but with the purpose of estabilishing one's superiority to appease self esteem needs.That you can be everyone you want, as long you are the same as the others.That even between friends, watching your own back never become obsolete,maybe it becomes even more important.When someone experiences a very pressing need, he will trample you over if you are on his\hers way even if he was your bestest friend.And in the end that everyone is out for himself, despite the limtless profusion of good intentions.Yes all these are critical lessons, extremely important and probably worth a lot.However did socializing improved my life quality? somtimes a little, often damaged it. Did the computer improved my life quality? DEFINITELY.
Maybe i got a bit carried away... to summarize it, i think that socializing is often overrated :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


dude you gave me a freaking epiphany! i may be only 13 but i am not afraid to say that iam over weight have had no romance life or any of that because of video games and t.v.. and for the second part i agree. it does bring communities together. it not only allows people to make friends but it allows people to be who they are.
but for those idiots who think that video games are the way to live life your wrong. you people are more stupid than the descion to go to war with iraq. i would like to see you survive in war with atomic blasters or fighting aliens. or fight zombies. i hate to sound like a parent but video games are rotting our brain. i had a lot more to say but ranting on what i did i hope it opens your mind to realize that vido games are not the most important thing in the world for those of u who brag u have every single award for super smash brothers brawl i would not be so proud. because do u know how many hours u must have put in? enough to read a 20 chapter book. as my final line i do NOT envy those of u who brag for high scores on super tough games. okay i lied. for those of u who think modern warfare 2 is tough just imagine how tough it is in a real war. or when u jump out of a plane in a game. why dont u go jump out of real plane? not gonna do it? u know y? because u r addicted. i realize many of u are hating me but if u just open ur mind u will see that iam right.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

i hope people here get it

you saw something i did saw but good for me i saw it before was too late, i still playing videogames but now i triying to go to more social life in the real world i hope people get it here you should try to post in other websites o schools......................and good job burning WOW ahahah


Rated 5 / 5 stars

-wipes away tear-

-clap-....-clap-....-clap-....-blows nose-......thank you


Rated 5 / 5 stars

true words

i like to game, but it never comes before friends, I CHOOSE to game, because i'm bored, because i like the game and i have the time to spend gaming, but i know when to stop, i don't game during exams and such, this is a problem some people face, they don't know when to quit

as for some hating comments, like Valuga, you are the one with no life, friends are the people you LIKE to spend time with, if you do not like to spend time with people you call friends, then they are not your friends, this movie is about not letting your life being dominated by games and virtual realities, it's about having fun with these, NEXT to your social life

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