You have to imagine that the next sentence is being read by the late, great Don LaFontaine. In a world where it feels like nothing you can do is right, there came video games!
Video games were definitely a way for me to escape from reality as a kid. Sure I made mistakes in video games, but I learned from my mistakes, I got better, and I was rewarded for them with new experiences and cheesy completion screens. Best of all, I wasn’t criticized for my mistakes as I learned (except for in Duck Hunt). Without video games there’s no telling where I might be right now. Maybe I would have experimented with drugs or even worse reading books. Thanks video games, you’ve always been a true friend.