Even God doesn't want you praying to Him 24/7. If He did, He wouldn't have made you human.
Too much eating causes obesity which can kill you.
There is no such thing as too much breathing. Unless you prefer to not live.
People need to walk. Now if you pull a Forrest Gump with walking then you probably have issues.
It's already been established that too much driving causes a huge amount of strain on the human brain and is not healthy.
Watching too much TV is already classified as a form of addiction. I don't know anyone (anyone sane that is) who thinks watching too much TV is a good thing.
7-8 hrs is sleep is what a human body needs to function. Too much sleep can imbalance a person's natural hormone cycle and makes one lethargic which leads to being lazy which leads to being overweight which we already established is bad. Not to mention too much all that toxic blood just sitting in your veins when you sleep.
Going to the restroom is kind of a physical necessity unless you do what that lady did in Kansas and sat on the toilet for 2 years. Then yeah, there's some mental issues there.
So, I don't see how you can disagree with the article when it clearly states "excessive" internet usage is what causes it to be a mental illness. Excessive usually means when you don't really need it. Nothing wrong with using the internet if it is needed for work, school, etc.
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This is nonsense. It's like saying if someone spends too much time partying or hanging out with friends, he's mentally ill. People do a lot of things in excess, and although it can be called a temporary addiction, it'd be silly to classify it as mental illness.
There's also some so-called research that revealed that people who play video games are mentally ill. I mean what the hell?
I guess those scientists working their ass off in the laboratories to give us new technology are also mentally ill. Heh.
P.S. and don't forget the guys addicted to doing these kinds of researches.
P.P.S. people also believed that fags were mentally ill, but it was proven to be wrong.
Depends on the video games (sometimes) and the amount of time spent playing them. 20 hours in a day...yeah, there's something wrong.
Scientists get paid and as you said, they give us new technology and do benefit humans on a large scale so there is a positive outcome. Plus, once work is over, there is no mulling over it. Last time I checked, excessive gaming didn't really have much of a postive outcome unless you're one of the corporate owners who sponsor gaming events then you make more money. But in terms of a big picture, it's not really benefitting anyone.
I'd be very careful using homosexual research since most of it still isn't complete. But I'm pretty sure even gays agree that anything in excess is bad.
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@sah, we are compelled to do many things. And sometimes we call it our passion. A bookworm, for example, does not suffer from any mental illness. Reading books is his passion. The same goes for many more activities
Yes, but I'm sure when the bookworm forgets basic human activities, it sends of flags of mental issues.
Passion can become an addiction. Look at Cantor, Boltzmann, Godel, they were passionate about mathematics but I think it's safe to say these guys crossed the boundary into addiction which eventually destroyed them.