That’s because they don’t differentiate between HOW fun things are. They don’t think in degrees of fun. Just binary: fun or not fun.

In a child’s mind, writing for 4 hours and playing video games for 18 adds up to 22 hours of fun. In your mind, it adds up to 4 hours of innocent fun and 18 of guilty fun.

The simplest way to resolve this is to stop labeling fun into different kinds. But it’s hard with the responsibilities of an adult sitting in your neck.

What’s more difficult, but maybe easier, is to just balance those categories of fun a bit more. For example, with 10 hours of writing and 12 of playing video games, your balance might not have felt as off as it did.

Just some random thoughts, +1 for a video game article!

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