11 year old college grad says Video Games are "a waste of time"

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#1  Edited By Godwind
He's a future astrophysicist, a martial artist, a College Degree holder at the age of 11, and he doesn't like video games. Child prodigy Moshe Kai Cavalin graduated with honors from East Los Angeles Community College just last week, and made it known to the world that he thinks video games are "a waste of time."

Before you go attacking the kid, hear what he has to say: "I feel it's a waste of time playing video games because it's not helping humanity in any way." Okay, that is definitely flame-bait material, so I'll just have to remind you guys that he's only 11 years old.

He may be a college graduate at such a tender age, but that doesn't mean he doesn't stand to learn anything new anymore. He's got his whole future ahead of him, and am sure he'll one day find the time to change his mind about his graduation statement - especially with college comfortably tucked out of his way.


http://wii.qj.net/11-year-old-college-grad-says-videogames-are-a-waste-of-time-/pg/49/aid/132007




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#2  Edited By Snail

And how is this a surprise?

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#3  Edited By Video_Game_King

I have to give the kid credit. He managed to say that without ever using the word "gay." Instead, he likened video games to this.

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#4  Edited By Al3xand3r

Not taking advice from a  kid who doesn't know how to be a kid. How does karate and scuba diving help humanity again?

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#5  Edited By Stang

Most things don't help humanity in any way. Who gives a shit. Shooting things is fun, all there is to it.

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#6  Edited By Video_Game_King
@Al3xand3r said:
" Not taking advice from a  kid who doesn't know how to be a kid. How does karate and scuba diving help humanity again? "
You can fight aquaninjas, duh!
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#7  Edited By jakob187

Well, that kid can suck a fucking chode.

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#9  Edited By Riicochet

I bet he has so many friends!

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#10  Edited By Gizmo

Astrophysics are a waste of time too.

I'll be honest, i'm not even sure what astrophysics are.

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#11  Edited By tekmojo

Wonder what he thinks about masterbation.

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#12  Edited By toowalrus
Astrophysiologydoesn't help humanity much, eather.
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#13  Edited By Gizmo
@tekmojo said:
" Wonder what he thinks about masterbation. "
Waste of time, most likely.
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#14  Edited By TheGodPoet

Well to somewhat disprove that shitheads statement..


  1. From playing videogames I have learned how to talk fluently
  2. Have way better hand eye coordination 
  3. I've learned many different types of guns
  4. I've also learned how to protect myself in the event a zombie apocolypse happens
  5. My thoughts are complicated
  6. and I've learned....
  7. duh boobs teh big. Thanks Video Games. 
Seriously though I've gotten way smarter from playing different games.

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#15  Edited By JoelTGM

lol helping humanity

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#16  Edited By TheFreeMan

Uh-huh.

How does learning martial arts benefit humanity?

I find it hard to believe that a child apparently so intelligent didn't see that strange quality in his statement.

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#17  Edited By TeganUrFit

Poor kid, missing out on being a kid! I feel kind of sorry for him.

Btw, Gizmo, I lol'd at your masturbation comment!

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#18  Edited By natetodamax
@Sincillian said:
" Well to somewhat disprove that shitheads statement..

  1. From playing videogames I have learned how to talk fluently
  2. Have way better hand eye coordination 
  3. I've learned many different types of guns
  4. I've also learned how to protect myself in the event a zombie apocolypse happens
  5. My thoughts are complicated
  6. and I've learned....
  7. duh boobs teh big. Thanks Video Games. 
Seriously though I've gotten way smarter from playing different games.

"
This. Fuck that kid, he probably has an annoying squeaky voice anyway.
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@Video_Game_King said:
"
@Al3xand3r said:
" Not taking advice from a  kid who doesn't know how to be a kid. How does karate and scuba diving help humanity again? "
You can fight aquaninjas, duh! "
Oh man, someone needs to make a game about Aqua Ninjas.
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#20  Edited By killdave

He spat his dummy out after finding out about Milo.

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errrr...yeah...

What I can see here is a kid who is not enjoying his childhood and life
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#22  Edited By CL60

Who cares if it doesn't help humanity...it's called entertainment..he must not like TV shows, nor movies.

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#24  Edited By FCKSNAP

Let me put it this way: This kid most likely gets more ass than everyone on this website combined.

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#25  Edited By francesthemule

Hey kid, you know who else went to college - Hitler

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#27  Edited By TeganUrFit

I wonder what he does for fun? Solve world hunger?

I doubt it, so shame on his genius self.

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#28  Edited By Gizmo
@Snapstacle said:
" Let me put it this way: This kid most likely gets more ass than everyone on this website combined. "
I can confirm right now, that I have not to this date, got any ass.
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#29  Edited By CL60
@Snapstacle said:
" Let me put it this way: This kid most likely gets more ass than everyone on this website combined. "
ew cooties.
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#30  Edited By chrissedoff

probably what's been drilled into his mind by his parents, who have probably made it their mission to rob their child of his childhood to set some stupid world records that will only make their child's future lack of significant accomplishments seem tragic.
when i was a little kid, my parents wouldn't let me watch the simpsons, so i would tell my friends that the simpsons was a waste of time. kids will rationalize their parents' restrictions on what they are allowed to enjoy, because to do otherwise would be admitting to missing out.

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#31  Edited By TheGodPoet
@PeasForFees said:
"
@Sincillian said:
" Well to somewhat disprove that shitheads statement..

  1. From playing videogames I have learned how to talk fluently
  2. Have way better hand eye coordination 
  3. I've learned many different types of guns
  4. I've also learned how to protect myself in the event a zombie apocolypse happens
  5. My thoughts are complicated
  6. and I've learned....
  7. duh boobs teh big. Thanks Video Games. 
Seriously though I've gotten way smarter from playing different games.

"
1. Were your parents mute, to not be able to teach you to speak?2. Fair enough, sports are better for that though, doen't not make you smarter.3. A bit sad that you would class that as intelligence4. The Onion video was great for that, (" My son has learnt from playing fallout 3 that its easier to kill a zombie with a grenade than a machine gun.")5. What?6. Not a point7. Correction, you mean JapaneseYou seem to have learnt more common sense that intelligent things "
1. I meant 
2. I play sports too so...yeah.
3. Made me feel better classing it as that when my Us History teacher asked us if we knew what Bayonets were and few knew.
4. That it was and great he learned that.
5. Point 5 was put there for no real reason.
6. 6 was leading into 7.
7. Fair enough.


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#33  Edited By jakob187
@TeganUrFit: Fuck his genius self!!!  Sure, fuck his parents more for being douchebags and denying him a social life through middle and high school capabilities like normal people...but nonetheless, this kid tries to make it out like he's something special because he graduated a COMMUNITY COLLEGE at 11!!!  Around here at TSTC, the instructors stay in the class for all of about 10 minutes, pass out homework, and class is over!!!  This kid's parents have turned him into a roach turd!

@Snapstacle said:
" Let me put it this way: This kid most likely gets more ass than everyone on this website combined. "
So?  Even if he DID get some ass, it doesn't change the fact that he's the dumbest smart person I know of right now.
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#34  Edited By goodwood
@Snapstacle said:
" Let me put it this way: This kid most likely gets more ass than everyone on this website combined. "
This kid is 11 in college so all of the girls are about 9-10 years older, do you want me to define statutory? and he probably believes all girls his age are too immature and stupid. Most likely doesn't know the phrase hit it before the hair does.
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#35  Edited By clovy

"not helping humanity"  obviously this kid has never heard of an amazing invention called folding @ home. 

But seriously I don't blame the kid I blame his parents for the shit that he was probably made to go through. I mean wtf he's 11 for christ's sake

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#36  Edited By jakob187
@clovy: His parents didn't make the comment.  He did.  In turn, he's dumb as dirt for all I care.
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#37  Edited By JJOR64
@jakob187 said:
" Well, that kid can suck a fucking chode. "

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#38  Edited By Seppli

His opinion is very shortsighted.

Let's look into the future of videogames and of humanity. Videogames are copy 'n paste. They can be everything. One fine day, the sensations of virtual space will be just as real as the ones felt in physical space. In physical space, nothing is copy 'n paste. Everything uses up resources. Physical objects can be very rare and only be possessed by a few. Luxurious sportscars or a seaside estate for example. Also, all physical consumption causes pollution, uses up resources and requires a lot of work. In the future of humanity, if we have one, all consumption, that can be virtual, will be virtual, since using up physical goods for leisure is irresponsible and sometime in the not so distant future, impossible for the masses.

Mark my words. Virtual space will one day save humanity from extinction. And maybe that 11 year old loudmouth will grow up to build us our virtual haven...

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#39  Edited By Termite

Meh, the kids obviously academically gifted but despite the comments he made about knowledge leading to wisdom in the interview of him I saw, I don't think he himself has managed to convert much of that knowledge into wisdom yet. If it's a fun activity and improves people's moods without having some profound side-effect...what's wrong with it? I would say that video games are not a waste of time in the same way that other forms of entertainment aren't wastes of time since they bring joy, and people being happy is what really matters in the end.

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#40  Edited By grilledcheez

He's just saying what his parents have raised him to think...once he grows older his opinions may become more open.  I would say 99% of the things he does in his daily routine are of no benefit to humanity but he hasn't thought about that yet because he's....11.

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#41  Edited By jeffgoldblum
@PeasForFees said:
"
@Sincillian said:
" Well to somewhat disprove that shitheads statement..

  1. From playing videogames I have learned how to talk fluently
  2. Have way better hand eye coordination 
  3. I've learned many different types of guns
  4. I've also learned how to protect myself in the event a zombie apocolypse happens
  5. My thoughts are complicated
  6. and I've learned....
  7. duh boobs teh big. Thanks Video Games. 
Seriously though I've gotten way smarter from playing different games.

"
1. Were your parents mute, to not be able to teach you to speak?2. Fair enough, sports are better for that though, doen't not make you smarter.3. A bit sad that you would class that as intelligence4. The Onion video was great for that, (" My son has learnt from playing fallout 3 that its easier to kill a zombie with a grenade than a machine gun.")5. What?6. Not a point7. Correction, you mean JapaneseYou seem to have learnt more common sense that intelligent things "
He was kidding, dumb shit. By the way learned is the proper past tense of learn not learnt.
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#42  Edited By Jerusahat

Child's Play and Desert Bus. Where's your superior intellect now, 11 year-old genius? ;)

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#44  Edited By bybeach

Just a kid. And like some one said, he seems to be missing out on his childhood. I appreciatte his achievements and choice of a major. iff`n he had just said other things get him off more than Video games, and mabe he was trying to convey just that,.. well fine.

That magic word from the Nintendo Conference...NEVER.  Heh!

And who knows, he`s just a kid. Controlling PPl. could very well be in his ear about video games, drugs, sex, and everything else that requires problematical choices. Mabe he also needs to mature. That would be for the best, as long as he learns to think for himself.

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#45  Edited By Blearious

Pssht. He graduated from Community College. Show me a bachelor's and we'll talk kid. 

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#46  Edited By strangeling

I don't know the whole quote (this may be taken out of context), but going with what's available...

He can't be too bright, because he's stating his opinion as fact.  Video games are not "a waste of time," though they may be a waste of HIS time.
It sounds like he's got plenty of other stuff to keep him occupied.
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#47  Edited By flaminghobo

He's not a kid, he's not even human.

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@Seppli said:
" His opinion is very shortsighted.Let's look into the future of videogames and of humanity. Videogames are copy 'n paste. They can be everything. One fine day, the sensations of virtual space will be just as real as the ones felt in physical space. In physical space, nothing is copy 'n paste. Everything uses up resources. Physical objects can be very rare and only be possessed by a few. Luxurious sportscars or a seaside estate for example. Also, all physical consumption causes pollution, uses up resources and requires a lot of work. In the future of humanity, if we have one, all consumption, that can be virtual, will be virtual, since using up physical goods for leisure is irresponsible and sometime in the not so distant future, impossible for the masses.Mark my words. Virtual space will one day save humanity from extinction. And maybe that 11 year old loudmouth will grow up to build us our virtual haven... "
Bro, you always have really well tought out responses, I like that 
:P 
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#49  Edited By xionpunk

He was probably just cranky since he hadn't been put down for his nap yet. 

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#50  Edited By PartTimeNinja

Bet that kid played a mean game of Beer Pong back in his college days, though...