Coming from a strict family, my stepmom has never been an advocate of gaming. Throughout my early childhood, I’ve always played games–Counter Strike and Starcraft–but my stepmom influenced my dad to believe that it would cost my life and future career. Thus, they took away everything that was game related. At the time, it was the Game Boy. However, as I grew older, I started to pick up games again. This time, without my parents knowing. I would often times obtain games without using money, or go to a friend’s house to divulge after a project. Now that I’m in college, she feels the same way about the subject. From what I’ve seen, a lot of other people have either a neutral stance on games, or don’t mind it at all.
What I’m trying to get at is that now I’m in college and of legal age, shouldn’t I have the right to decide what’s best for myself? That question goes for games, job offers, potential girlfriend/boyfriends, and other things. Is there a point at which parental disapprovals stop? Or does it continue on forever and I’ll have to eventually give it less weight as I get older?