Now Hear This: Why Video Games Rule

On youth’s preference for video games over books:

…we will always read. And when we are not reading, we will play games.

Kids love video games mainly because they’re engaging, rewarding, and fun. Reading, on the other hand, is mostly a passive and stagnant experience.

Games also combine elements of reading, music, and decision making.

All in all, video games are a major force of distraction from traditional learning. What they teach is actually more indicative of real life skills like negotiating, building, and making decisions on the fly.

Note that music has taken a backseat to video games and reading. Music used to be at the forefront, a solo experience on its own.

The Internet basically turned music into an overly consumed commodity with no intrinsic value. Music is now but a mere background for many.

As we get older, video games take a backseat to books yet music remains the same; we’ll take it when we need it or when we’re doing something else.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.