A few years back a study from Mt. Saini Hospital discovered that adults that pursue childlike activities such as games that exercise the mind, coloring books, puzzles, HOG’s, hopscotch, marbles, jacks, legos or any blocks type activity, tops, yoyos (you get the idea by now) actually experience 72% less emotional and mental stress than adults who don’t. And because it reduced emotional and mental stress it increased heart health and longevity by nearly 40%. It also went on to say that adults that play button mashing slice and dice hack and slash shot em up type games actually experience more mental and emotional stress thus putting more strain on heart and body and have anywhere from 40% to 75% more chance of stroke, heart disease, heart attacks and cancer depending on family medical history. So gaming is GOOD FOR YOU adults, never be ashamed of the games you play unless they are the latter type, then you might want to rethink you gaming downloads LOL. Happy Gaming and Happy Valentines Day Ya’lls!
The full version of this quote, taken from Lewis’s book, The Four Loves, reads:
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”