They say the first step in getting over an addiction is admitting you have a problem.
I have a problem.
That’s right. I am 100% through and through addicted to Angry Birds. Yes, it’s cute, yes, it’s fun, but it should not be as addictive as it is. The whole time I am playing, all I can think of is ‘why am I playing this stupid game?’ or ‘why can’t I put this down’. Instead, I keep slinging those birds across my smartphone trying to hit those little green bubble things.
You know it’s bad when I consider myself so ‘skilled’ that if I don’t launch the first bird correctly, I restart immediately. You also know it’s bad when I am SO UPSET when someone calls and interrupts me when I am working on a high score. Sorry if that was you…
Yes, it’s that bad.
But there is hope. There is an explanation. And there is a way out.
Below is an info-graphic explaining some of the addiction. Knowledge is power. I now know what it is that makes this little game so addictive. And you know what they say: knowing is half the battle. The other half? Well, probably just deleting it from my phone. 😉