Today I deleted Trivia Crack from my iPhone. Let me tell you why.
One day last month, when I was bored, I downloaded Trivia Crack to my phone just to see what it was about. I began to play and to my surprise I found that it was a lot of fun and — even more surprisingly — I found I was pretty good at it. Whenever I answered a question correctly I would feel smart. I was winning about 80% of the time. I gloated over defeating my opponents. My best subjects were science, history, and geography.
Before long, it was not uncommon for me to be playing against 10 opponents at a time. Every time I’d win I’d start another game — or two. On the rare occasions I’d lose, I’d start another game or two. I found myself checking my game status first thing in the morning and last thing at night. And many times during the day. I turned off the sound so no one would hear me. It was becoming an addiction. Trivia Crack is aptly named.
Then it hit me, the questions.
- What had I accomplished during my month of Trivia Crack? Nothing of significance. Absolutely nothing.
- Why did answering questions better than a stranger bring me such a feeling of satisfaction? Apparently I don’t feel good enough about myself.
- Don’t I have more important things to do with my time? Yes. There are so many more useful things I can and should be doing with my time: reading, keeping organized, blogging, journaling, spending time with God, being proactive, planning ahead, etc.
Today I deleted Trivia Crack from my iPhone. I just told you why.