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.