I've been playing a lot of Grand Theft Auto III, an extremely violent game, for the past few days and I wonder if that has had anything to do with my depressed mood. The vision of the world that the game presents is less than happy. There's something enticing about a game where you can run someone over, wait for the paramedics to arrive, blow them away with a shotgun and steal their ambulance to impersonate them for money though. It's an absolutely wonderful game but maybe I should cut back. On the other hand I was pretty depressed before it arrived and it at least allieviates some of my mental badheadedness when I'm actually playing it.
There IS something to be said about a life where you don't OWE anybody anything in terms of emotion or loyalty. Freedom ain't so bad.
Am I actually successfully kidding anyone?