In this series, we will dissect the mainstream 12 step programs and prove point by point why it's utterly useless and why it shouldn't be used on people that suffer from game addiction
This is step number 3.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
So this means we have no free will and we have to turn our will and lives to the care of God and God will take care of our game addiction?
This is nothing but a sugar code for “we are useless” we have no free will and now we need to surrender and give up our lives and will to god.
If this is the truth, then why don't you practice this in medicine as well as we stated in the step 1 example?
Why do we go to the doctor when we got cancer? Why don't the 12 step advocates just turn the lives and will to God? Whatever the case, the fact is that even if this might work and people do get help by this program. The problem is that people suffer using the 12 step program. Game addiction is on a psychological level and not on a physical level like alcohol or nicotine. If a person is addicted to nicotine, This might work, think of god while the nicotine in the addict's body slowly disappears, which takes about 2-4 weeks.
The difference between a game addict and a nicotine addict is when the nicotine addict is happy after smoking a cigarette as the need is satisfied. A game addict is dissatisfied when out of the game, this is like being in love. Happy when with the person in love and unhappy when not with the person in love. This happens to the game addict when he is out of the game, unhappy and this is the reason step number 3 leads only to unhappiness and suffering.
A game addict can think of god and accept to turn hits or hers will and life to god, but the game addict will still suffer during the process
This statement is as stupid as the famous song: Oh lord buy me a Mercedes Benz."
How about, why don't you save some money and buy it yourself? You are responsible for what you do with your money and how you manage your economy, not God.
There is a great statement by Brian Tracy in one of his self-development programs, and it goes like this ”I'm responsible.”
This statement alone if followed fanatically, it could literary make any person's life great and happy just overnight. All the failures in our life, we tend to blame it on other people which makes it a simple ego problem instead of looking at ourselves and ask.
Why did we fail? What mistakes did we do?
We all suffer from it blaming others for our mistakes. We didn't get the job because the boss was an idiot and didn't understand how good we are.
The real step should be:
I accept the understanding that I'm in love with my on game and I can't help thinking of it all the time. From now on I make a decision that I will try to figure out how to replace the thought of the game with something in real life. From now on. I decide what to think of when to think of it. I'm responsible.
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