On gaming forums, a popular refrain is 'Get a life' or 'go kiss a girl' or 'leave the house'. Do you believe that playing video games is less of a valid pursuit than sports, or clubbing or other 'real life' social interactions? There seems to be a social stigma to those who get their social and interpersonal connections through the computer. Does it matter where you get them.
IMO, if a person is happy with playing online MMOs or other video games and it fills his need of social interaction, then he has 'a life.' Why do people have the need to denigrate this?
Do you believe people who spend their time in virtual environments damaged or somehow stunted because of this?
Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.