Quit WoW Addiction, Win at Life.

Learn how to manipulate your family.

The only thing I've ever been addicted to was a strong cup of coffee on a cold day. I started playing wow about one year ago but within that one year, my whole life ended up teetering on the edge of the "you're life is so fucked" pit. In my senior year, I lost membership in honor roll because of my failing grades. But i lost more than that. The once broad selection of scholarships and insurance cost cuts also went down the drains. I became very dependent on others and gained a dangerous passive-aggressive attitude.

The day i knew I had really fucked up was the day I realized how much i had manipulated others to feed my addictions. WoW had taken up my whole weekend and I had neglected to complete a major essay due the next day. My parents wouldn't let me on the computers at 1:00 am in the morning to fix my mistakes. So I ran away from home to retaliate. I left cruel texts for my family saying how I might be willing to come home in return to finish my papers. They looked for me for hours. When they found me wandering the streets, I got home and they let me finish.

No one trused me after that stunt and they still don't to this day. It's now clear to me why they shouldn't. It was my fault for not having the discipline to stop playing and finish the major assignment. And I had manipulated my way through every similar situation caused by my addiction that I didn't even notice how distant my family had become towards me.

And for those of you who may argue you can play casually, you must have a GODLY sense of discipline. We know it's bullshit. Stop being blinded by your false excuses and go drink some coffee...