Second Life sucking the life out of people?

Yesterday I had a friend call me and tell me his wife was divorcing him, we had not been in touch for a while and when I asked him what happened he told me he is addicted to second life. He was spending every non working moment playing, had put on 80 pounds and spent a lot of money in the process.

I told him about my experience after 9-11 of being unplugged from the Internet for 72 days while deployed overseas, and how it changed me, and made me understand that their is more to life than sitting in front of a computer screen. I am not sure how it is going to go for him, but I told him if he cared about his real life then he needed to walk away from the computer for a minimum of 60 days.

The net for some people is a physical dependency so take some time and unplug from the virtual world and get out in the real world.