You must agree with me on this, if you're a parent that the bane of a parent is to see your child become so on line PC game addict until he loses interest in everything else. He is not interested in going out even for meals with the family, he is not game for any physical activities and he simply shuts himself up in the room.
Over a cuppa the other day, my friend was sharing with me his misery as a father for a 15 years old son, who is literally caught up in his own cyber world, he would just play on line game until the wee hours of the morning, then he will wake up about 2 PM, loaf around the house then in a jiffy back into ON Line game again.
My friend was sharing that a few times he discontinued the internet service, hoping that his boy would buck up, but without the internet, nothing seemed to interest him, instead he would continue his habit of sleeping late, waking up late, my friend lamented.
My Jovial can also be labeled as “宅男“ or a home boy in English and sometimes this has caused me to have some rift and argument with him, at times tensed. As a father i do not wish to deprive him of the so called "modern days" games and on the other hand, he sometimes plays too much.
Thank God for the bond that i have cultivated between my boys and myself, therefore Jovial knows when to draw the lines and he has learned to appreciate the the little extra that is given to him.
He knows that sitting sedentary in front of the monitor is no good for his growth,therefore he knows when to stop and go for some ball games and swimming.
Back to my friend, when i asked him how he was going to deal with his boy and his on line addiction, all he said was it was too late already and he would only pray that his boy would get sick and bored with it.
P/S : In this modern world, sometimes we just can't tell which is angel, which is devil. so we need God more often than not.