The Video Game Culture Problem

The video game culture problem, life does not have a reset or do over button. What has emerged from our society is a video game generation who has lost sight of real people limitations. In the gaming world when you die, your energy runs out, you lose and hit reset! Here is the problem, unfortunately, life does not have a reset button, and the results you acquire are permanent. Knowing the difference between reality and make-believe becomes impossible when you play endless video games. In truth, we have a generation in our society living with two realities, the first being an endless reset button with no risk to failure, and the second reality is fragile life itself. The behavioral concern occurs when mixing up the two. For example, someone driving a car and has an accident, that happens; or with the video gamer, the wrong reality kicks in causes an accident, today the mindset is no big deal, just hit the reset button.

Those of you who have children glued to the video game screen understand the reason for this blog. Having two conflicting behaviors creates a developmental clash in our society and people get hurt. This developmental behavior conflict stays with the person for their entire life. To reset is habit forming and easy, the video game culture has become generational, and virtually impossible to reverse. The old adage that too much of anything, even something fun, can actually be harmful, fits well with the video game culture.

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About Dr. Pietro Savo

Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo is a Principal Consultant with over 28 years of diverse experience in Business Strategy Improvement (BSI), Leadership Development, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Material Management, Supply Chain, Union Shop and consulting environments. Pietro created the term Manufacturing Research Practitioner ™ as the foundation for his Doctoral thesis dedicated to improving the United States Manufacturing Industry.  Dr. Savo has lectured at, Boeing Aircraft, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce, Northup Grumman, Raytheon and United Technologies on various subjects such as Lean Thinking, Leadership, Team Building, Quality Systems ISO Registrar Selection and Root Cause Analysis. Taught Root Cause Analysis for American Society for Quality (ASQ). Customized Training Specialties Leadership & Culture & Conflict Resolution Made Simple Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Problem Solving & Mistake-Proof It! Lean Manufacturing & The 6S's: Workplace Organization Evolving Quality Systems ISO 9001:2000/AS 9100:2000 Industry Evolution Building Business with the United States Government and Prime Contractors New Project Bidding Team Improvement Training “Know Your Front End” Published: Root Cause Analysis System for Problem Solving and Problem Avoidance Published: PERFECTION - 10 Secrets to Successful Lean Manufacturing Implementation. United States Navy Veteran View all posts by Dr. Pietro Savo

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