Am I an adult?

After my Jeep died and I got a car that doesn’t sound like a wind tunnel on the highway, I started listening to the radio again. It didn’t take me long to become sick of all the music stations (you know, the ones that play the same song every hour), and in searching through the channels I came across something I’d forgotten about: public radio. This is now the only thing I listen to during my daily commute, and I’ve started streaming shows at home, too.

This (and a car that I’m not deathly afraid is going to give out on me at any moment) has made my driving experience much more satisfying. It’s also made me realize that I’m more interested in current events than I am about video games. Don’t get me wrong; I still like video games. I just thought I’d always consider myself a gamer, and that I’d always be playing something (even if only for an hour a day). I’m also not one of those people who thinks “it’s for the best,” because I’m not like that. I guess why I’m even bothering with posting about this (to the one or two people who even read me at all) is because I’m amused by it. I guess to most people (because I feel like most people are like this), it might seem strange that I’ve only recently started caring about this kind of stuff, but I’ve always been very indifferent and apathetic about this sort of thing.

Does this mean I’m a more mature person than I used to be? No, probably not. People who think that video games are only for kids don’t know much about video games. Still, I think something in me has changed. I’m not sure what, but I think I know why. It’s not because I listen to public radio. It’s because I want to learn about the world I live in. Public radio helps facilitate that. So does playing a video game.

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