Has the sims comfort you in away ?

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  • BabykittyjadeBabykittyjade Posts: 4,472 Member
    edited November 15
    I wouldn't use the word comforting per se but it has definitely been a good stress releiver at times. I am someone who gets stressed and nervous 😓 easily but I find writing, dance,family, reading, prayer and definitely music most comforting. I think there is a disconnect with sims because it's all virtual and I love to see, touch, hold, or engage with real life things. However, there were times when sims did help, especially cc shopping retail therapy 😆

    Also I think I get too tied into storylines for sims to relieve stress or bring comfort. When I'm stressed I like to do things that requires me to think about "nothing" lol and just relax my brain. But as a story teller I can't help but deep dive into all of these scenarios and stories and relationships once I start playing. And building is too frustrating and time consuming to relieve any stress😆 even though my end results are always really good and I always end up doing it anyway.
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  • Missmagoo2Missmagoo2 Posts: 1,230 Member
    edited November 16
    Not really a "comfort", but more of a "I don't want my happiness to end, so I will make my own universe." lol
    I tend to base my sims off characters in books/shows/etc. that I've really enjoyed, but have since come to an end. This way, I can kind of continue their stories and continue to enjoy their universe. :)
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  • ignominiusrexignominiusrex Posts: 2,472 Member
    No, I don't use the Sims as a substitute for IRL human connection or emotional support.

    The Sims is like any other diversion + enthusiast hobby.

    Pretty sure the OP did not use the word comfort to mean "surrogate for all human contact" but that's ok if you wanted to assure everyone that you don't use it in an unhealthy way.

    A lot of people have found it therapeutic in addition to fun.

    Many hobbies are therapeutic as well as fun.
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  • simmeroriginsimmerorigin Posts: 585 Member
    No, I don't use the Sims as a substitute for IRL human connection or emotional support.

    The Sims is like any other diversion + enthusiast hobby.

    Pretty sure the OP did not use the word comfort to mean "surrogate for all human contact" but that's ok if you wanted to assure everyone that you don't use it in an unhealthy way.

    A lot of people have found it therapeutic in addition to fun.

    Many hobbies are therapeutic as well as fun.

    Thank you, I better understand OP's intention now.
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  • Deshong04Deshong04 Posts: 4,258 Member
    edited November 16
    Also for future reference in case anyone is interested about the differences in human lives and experiences, some people can choose to limit human contact for various reasons. Does that mean it's unhealthy or makes the person unhappy? Well that depends on the individual, however for me personally I being of the personality type where I attract certain negative personality types who deem me as "weak" or an "easy target" to take advantage of, manipulate, verbally abuse and so on is why my preferred lifestyle is being a loner. Not to mention I enjoy my own company anyway.

    Life experiences have taught me that a lot of people lack empathy, sympathy, good will, authenticity, respect, communication skills, maturity, etc. A lot of people are quick to judge others while never looking within their own selves. Obviously this isn't everyone or everyone that I met. But some of the deciding factors of why I don't seek human connection on a deep level. However if I come across someone I'm compatible with, sure I'll spend time to get to know them which happened a few times in my life thus far but either I moved away, they moved away or we both lived in different places, lol. Everyone will have their own experiences whether good or bad and reason(s) for why they choose how they live.

    I'm not afraid of being alone (though I'm never alone spiritually speaking) and I embrace it. I'm happy, at peace and I'm not lonely because I'd rather be alone than unhappy with frenemies and toxic family members.

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