We are so lucky for being part of this high-tech generation; we have our computers, laptops, iPods and PSPs, in addition we also have internet which enable us to connect on different types of social networking sites and online games. We can’t deny the fact that we are greatly favored by the world. But some of the people didn’t know how to manage and remain affected by some enticement that can hardly resist.
Majority of our teenagers specially the boys are infected with the bug called DOTA. Some even got carried away and addicted by the said bug.
What is DOTA by the way? Well well well…. According to Wikipedia DOTA (Defense of the Ancients) is an action real-time mod for the videogame Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The objective of the scenario is for each team to destroy the opponent’s ancients, heavily guarded structures at the opposing corners of the map. Players use useful units known as heroes and assisted by allied heroes and AI-controlled fighters.
Every time I heard some teenage boys saying: “DOTA ta bai!” I can’t help myself but to grin especially when I know they are still students. I know where it leads by the way. I can foresee; a student lack of sleep, can’t perform well in school due to destruction of long hours of stay in front of the computer screen, and some might suffer from “hunger strike” due to immediate deficient allowances, for they are working all day at internet cafes, spending time on virtual world. Others even neglect their studies and some of them get hold of the failing grades.
How about the teenage girls? Of course I will never forget to mention that some of them got annoyed with their partners who are infected by the said bug. They are envious because their boyfriends have much time at internet cafes than catching a visit on their quarters. Then immediately declaring “UYABA NG DOTA MO!” and ooooopss…AWAY NA YAN (THE WORLD WAR III BEGINS)! 🙂
Honestly speaking there’s no problem on playing online games. Hey girls! Don’t be so immature on comparing yourself to DOTA; DOTA is just a game on a virtual world and you? YOU are reality! Yes you are! So please don’t argue with them if they’re playing and having fun, just let them be. All you have to do is to remind and guide them, let them know their limitations and of course understand their pleasures.
And for the boys (especially STUDENTS!!) know your limits!! Yes, virtual world gives pleasure, relieved stressed and gives satisfaction, but always keep in mind that it’s about you and your health matters most. Don’t let it get into your nerves like you can’t live without it. Don’t allow the bug to use and manipulate your system it might ruin not only your entire being but also your future destination.
How about you? Are you infected with the said bug? Well get some Avast-antivirus and perform an in-depth scan of your ENTIRE SYSTEM. 🙂
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