Thank you Florian for your trust and courage.
@buschmann.florian


Trigger Warning


No one would voluntarily set an alarm clock at this time. But I did! Again and again. It rings. I wake up and yet I’m nothing more than a half-dead. Check the attack of my online army, do nothing and go back to sleep. Just checking if everything is ok. It rings. I am now sending the construction workers who were employed on the barn to the town hall. I don’t want to waste any time. I want to be better than the others!

In the first person shooter, I talked myself into nice things at first. Others admired me for my “dedication” and yet I was wasting my time. I even skipped school to take refuge in my virtual avatar. Away, away, away from what’s happening. Out there – in reality – I wasn’t one of the big ones, one of the strong, but lost all along the line. Over. game over The addiction has already taken over me completely.

That was me four years ago. Hard to believe who I am now:

Mein harter Weg aus dem Albtraum online Sucht - Florian Buschmann sammelt Ideen
Mein harter Weg aus dem Albtraum online Sucht - Florian Buschmann sammelt Ideen

Hi, I’m Flo!

do you like your life I didn’t like it at all at the time. I said goodbye to real life for more than four years. Escaped the enjoyment of gaming, social media, and pornography. Anyone who understands the term cybergrooming knows what I have experienced. I wanted away! I could not anymore. I did not want to anymore. I became more and more entangled in the net until I became a prisoner. prisoner of virtuality.

When I realized this, I sat in my room crying. I had given up almost everything. My volunteer work, friends and the worst: myself.

Don’t feel too bad to get up. It cost me a lot, a lot of strength. A lot of work, a lot of work, but what I got is priceless: my life!

Today I actively go to schools and training courses to protect against the abysses of the internet. Especially to educate children about the mechanisms that make us addicted. In my book: “Ade Avatar – Steps into Freedom *” I tell you about my experiences and the way out of addiction. Because every life we ​​lose to virtuality is one life too many.

Be a “real” hero!

Mein harter Weg aus dem Albtraum online Sucht - Ade Avatar - Schritte in die Freiheit
Mein harter Weg aus dem Albtraum online Sucht - Ade Avatar - Schritte in die Freiheit


Chris

My name is Chris and I created Slowlow Lobster.
I write posts about mental illness. Topics that affect me personally, but also topics that contribute to clarification and the end of stigmatization.