|Some people assert that playing games is important for
adults. In my opinion the importance of playing games depends on the types
of games considered. While some games may benefit to health, mental
abilities, working capacity, or help to relax, others may harm the person
playing in different ways.
I think the games that are important for adults to play include those
requiring action, intensive thinking and team work. It has been medically
proven that physical training is extremely important for adults. It helps
not only to maintain fitness, but also enhances the capacity of thinking
and working. Therefore participating in sports games, such as basketball,
football, tennis and other action games is essential. Games that require intensive thinking develop logic, attention and unconventional approach..
Among this type of games are puzzles, crosswords, and strategy games. And
last, but not least, games that involve team work are important to develop
further communicability, ability to make correct decisions with
consideration of opinions of different people and other skills, because
these skills are often used in everyday situations.
Still there are other types of games that may be harmful. These are
majorly computer games, which cause severe eyeain and exposure to
radiation. Moreover, computer games not only harm health, but also have a
negative impact on the working capacity. Many companies have stringent
rules against their employees playing games during work-hours.
There is also one category of games which I believe can be both harmful
and beneficial. These are games played for money. On one hand, winning
such a game the player feels positive emotions, which have an overall
positive influence on the players health and financial situation. On the
other hand, loosing the game can drive the person playing into
disappoinment and even into depression, thus harming his health, not to
mention the loss of money.
Thus, in my opinion, the importance of adults playing games can be
evaluated depending on the level of positive or negative influences that
those game may have on the person involved.