I cannot go to therapy because guess what, they scammed me too!. I can fill another whole rant with that. I havn't just gotten scammed on games, I've been scammed/robbed out of real money several times. Every time I let my guard down and gave anyone my trust, they end up hurting me.
I'm not doing this because I'm bored or have nothing to do.
When you are so exhausted/drained, computer is pretty much the only thing you can do besides watch TV. Not that I'd quit playing otherwise, but I'd do other things as well and play less. Next I eat all my meals by my computer or TV because I find eating boring.
Typical reply?...get off your fat ass and do stuff..Unfortunatly I cannot even acheive a fat ass. If the choice is between sitting in bed or being propped up on my computer chair at least being entertained, then I choose that.
The little energy I have is quickly drained doing the massages that I'm forced to do. Massage is not something that gives your energy despite what some think, it's a workout that draws from a body's energy reserves.
I didn't learn anything because the scam was parially due to a computer glitch which another player used to take advantage of and steal my gold.
Actually it might be worse if I fell for an actual scam because then I'd have my own stupid gullible actions to regret. On the other hand, admin types never replace things lost with computer glitches.
Unless your work is some kind of service, the money and work can very much be stolen. Someone can very well ruin your attempts at home business by stealing everything you have. Um...I should know ( fill in another rant here).
As for other hobbies, hobbies cost money, which is why I don't do them very often. I need money for my career , paying bills and high nutrition needs.
The only hobby I can think of that doesn't cost extra money is working on my campy sci fi stories. Unfortunatly I have no inspiration for that. I only write when I'm inspired to do so. Otherwise I'll sit there staring at a blank screen. Unfortunatly I need something to happen to create that inspiration. Even worse...I can't write a damn thing without pictures to go along with it. Feedback is nearly impossible because I'm too self conscious to share my stories.
I might try console games eventually if there's RP potential. I'm not leaving Gaia, because I plan to to back and black-mail the person who scammed me.