Life is evolutionary and fluid (changing). Every development and breakthrough brings about a smorgasbord of benefits as well as a miscellany of setbacks. We should weigh advantages against disadvantages. Having made this juxtaposition (comparison), I can conclusively assert that outlawing computer games has a preponderance of detriments than legally permitting it. I disapprove of ruling out computer games because there is a medley of palatable outcomes that we can utilize for the best.
Benefits are plentiful. One of the favourable outcomes is that playing computer games helps to build a spirit of synergy (teamwork). And it is a well-established fact that teamwork in the form of coordination and cooperation is crucial in every walk of life. Modern games are designed in such a fashion that contestants from any corner of the world participate and forge a virtual team. They have to co-operate and show team spirit. This feature allows the contenders to play with those with whom they have never met before. There are also other edifying (favourable) reasons why I am a proponent of allowing computer games to be played.
Focus is one of the characteristics of every successful person that is appreciated. This attribute can be procured by playing games. The latest computer games demand undivided attention. One has to contribute one’s best to sweep the board.
Apart from these benefits, there are many more palatable elements attached to playing computer games, not to mention the problem-solving prowess. Almost in each computer game, you have to complete an assigned mission to reach the triumphant level. This entails a painstaking effort to unravel the conundrum. This is a recommended practice to surpass one’s problem-solving skills.
In addition to these good points, social and multitasking skills can also be fostered by playing computer games. Computer games, over time, have become all the more interactive where participants interact with each other. This social interaction is a good practice for improving social skills, e.g., effective communication, empathy, and mutual respect. Multitasking is also one of the auspicious benefits that one can nurture by playing computer games.
While there is a gambit of good points associated with playing games instead of outlawing them, it too has some drawbacks that must be considered. The World Health Organization has published a detailed work scrutinizing the good and the bad of computer games. The Report says that playing computer games frequently tends to cause various psychological disorders. Particularly, children are most likely to suffer from anxiety, stress or even depression. Moreover, games today promote excessive violence which can make a child more aggressive. In India, there has been quite a debate over this issue. The opponent group has the opinion that games should be banned because it causes physiological damage to children. Obesity, laxness, sluggishness and health concerns are some of the points that they posited. There are also other unedifying ramifications but they are viewed as inadequate.
Having proposed points in favour and disfavour, I can categorically assert that the disadvantages are self-made and self-nurtured. These stem from excessive indulgence, and it is true in every case even if we overeat, this too has deleterious consequences. Should we stop eating? Not! So instead of banning or stopping something, we always try to search for a middle ground. In this case, if parents allow their children to play computer games within a defined timeframe, stop them from over-indulgence, and urge them to exercise after playing games, in this way, the bad elements could be translated into the more profitable outcomes. If we start discouraging, dissuading and prohibiting every innovation that brings negative results along with the positive denouements, we will end up having nothing. Conclusively, forbearance, self-discipline, self-restraint and moderation can help us to come to grips with the snags.
The world is a kaleidoscope. There is an assortment of disparate characters, distinct customs, assorted moorings and divergent cultures. This diversification fosters, in many cases, divisions and schisms in human society. Many cultural societies become narcissistic and jingoistic, abhorring other communities and thus unleashes the forces of fissiparousness, discouraging concerted efforts to make effective resolutions for the existential problems confronted by the human species. To subside these unedifying forces, we need genuine efforts, devotion and commitment to harmonize and reconcile schismatic divisions between a smorgasbord of cultural communities of the world. Inter-cultural dialogue can be an effective, vigorous and fecund lever that humans can milk (utilize) to make reconciliation between the differences.