Many people, including me, would be easily fall into the cyber addiction because the internet is so awesome.
The most awesome benefit is that the internet is about connecting you with people around the globe. Then, there are unlimited source of information; appropriate and inappropriate ones. And then came along — internet gaming and social networking, making the real world dull and gray.
And that things become an addiction when you overuse it with excessive amount of time. You feel like connecting with virtual cloud of PCs is much more appealling than connecting with real people
“Cyber addicts will start withdrawing emotionally from their families. Their minds are on their online relationships instead,” Malaysian Psychiatric Association president Dr Abdul Kadir Abu Bakar.
“Simple things like shopping together, a walk in the park and daily family time at night plays a big role in bonding family relationships,” he said, adding that this issue affected children, too.
Ok. I admit it. I guess like I’m about one step closer to the cyber addiction, because I can sit and sink into my chair and surfing the internet 8 hours long.
When my internet was disconnected for two weeks, I hardly breathe and only my wife knows how panic I was, like in the middle of a war.
May be going to zoo this weekend would be a good start to exit the addiction.
[Strong ties curb cyber addiction via TheStar]