9 Habits That Change Boys Into Men
Benjamin P. Hardy

Nice, well thought out piece. I can’t say I agree with the recommendation re: video games, but like with music, TV, and other media, there are games that can be incredible instructive, challenging, and social while others are little more than temporary distractions. Games like Starcraft are every bit as nuanced and competitive as high-level chess, and slower paced strategy / resource management games teach players to deconstruct and optimize systems over time, and versus other smart players. These are incredibly useful skills in “real life” as well :)