When Game Love Becomes Obsession
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There's really nothing wrong with wanting to change small things about yourself. Everyone has those moments. “Oh, I wish my abs were stronger.” “I wish my nose looked just a little less bulbous.” Some of the things we wish to change about ourselves can be altered with proper diet and exercise. Yes, no one wants to go to the gym, but if you want to change those abs enough, you'll do it! The other things we wish were different have a slightly more drastic solution. Every day, people around the world go under the knife. They get breast enlargements, breast reductions, nose jobs, and maybe they even change the shapes of their chins a little bit. The medical technology we have nowadays allows for this sort of thing pretty easily.

Some people think that you should stay with the body that you were born with. That beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and all you need to do is just come to terms with it and accept yourself. But then there's the other side of the line. What's wrong with getting a nose job, if it's the only thing that bothers you about yourself? What if you'll be much happier after getting those breast implants? There shouldn't be anything wrong with that, right? Well, today I'm going to talk about something a little bit more drastic. What about those who use plastic surgery to give themselves an entirely new look?

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There's one young man who has gone viral over time for doing just that. Amirul Rizwan Musa is known online as Miyyo RizOne. He's only 21 years old and has already spent over $41,000 on plastic surgeries. He now works as a model and has his own cosmetics company. The changes that he has made to his appearance are drastic. And when you find out who he was trying to emulate, the story gets ever stranger. Turns out Miyyo was doing his absolute best to look like Squall Leonheart from Final Fantasy. I can't really see the resemblance myself, but I'm sure it's there to some people. Just like I don't generally see Mother Theresa on pieces of toast.

No matter what he was going for, many see Miyyo's change as extreme and I am inclined to agree. That is a lot of money to spend, at a very young age, on something that you may not like another twenty years down the road. There isn't much evidence for plastic surgery holding up well over time, so Miyyo might just be in for a big shock as he gets older. Miyyo claims that his plastic surgery journey began when he decided he didn't want to live with bad scars on his face anymore. He had a severe case of chicken pox when he was 16 that left his face permanently covered in marks. It's true that it was bad enough that one can understand wanting a change, but the change Miyyo made is so severe and frankly unnecessary. There are much easier, cheaper, and less painful ways to handle facial scars than this.

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This sort of thing is becoming increasingly more common as plastic surgery technology gets better and better. But the same sort of infatuation with popular culture and video games has existed for quite some time. There are tons of other people around the world who have spent just as much money, if not even more, on their fandoms. For example, there was a video game collection back in 2014 that sold for $750,000. That almost 14 times what most Americans made per year in 2014. Some people have that kind of disposable income, but let's be honest. How many of us could ever dream of being that wealthy?

When is too much too much? I mean, I've talked about video game obsession a number of times already. But this isn't just an obsession with playing video games. This is collecting literally everything you can related to said games. Or in the case of Miyyo, trying to live life as a video game in a way. When do we bring up concerns of mental health? When does obsessive collecting become hoarding? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

April Marie
April Marie
@Legiodith

Contributing Writer
Date: 07/24/2017

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