I once upset someone because I stated that “video games are largely made for children”. Despite this being an objectively correct assessment of entertainment market demographics, I think it would have been easier for them to understand exactly what I meant if I had said “Video Games are largely made for the present”.
We are all part of the present, but inevitably we begin to feel the weight of the past. Not just nostalgia, but the build up of taste and opinions and all sorts of things that make it impossible to be completely open to all experiences the way a child would be.
It’s unlikely that I’ll ever completely stop playing games out of a specific urge to remove them from my life, but I have become increasingly selective about what I’ll consider devoting time to, and paying less and less attention to the noise surrounding games in general.
It’s always possible to find something you’re interested in. Not just in terms of video games, but even within a genre of music you think you don’t like, or a field of information you’re convinced is boring. When you’re no longer a person of the Present, to whom absolutely everything is exciting and new, it simply requires putting in enough effort to unearth that object of interest, wherever it may lie.