Whatever may result in addicting behavior if someone lets it command a disproportionate amount of the time and/or resources. Provided it is absorbed in a healthful moderated way, there's no reason RuneScape should be considered any less"productive" than a walk, reading a novel, or participating in any other hobby somebody appreciates. All you're doing by suggesting some activites are objectively better than others is shaming individuals who enjoy but do not let it consume their lifetime. I completely agree with the statement"Time appreciated isn't time wasted" with the caveat that one does not allow their wellness and responsibilities occur as a result. Who is anybody to tell anyone else how to live their lifestyle.
I don't concur that OSRS is inherently worse compared to other hobbies. If it brings you pleasure and fulfillment, that is great. It is all subjective. But I think that it's important to admit that OSRS has attributes to it making it effortless to become addicted (low effort but high time input requirements, the RNG/gambling element). And it isn't as simple as somebody letting it control their lifetime. Addiction is a disease, and a few are more prone to it than others.Assuming the addiction isn't compound like alcohol or hard drugs, dependence stems from the person not the action. Activity can become addictive. Ultimately people will need to take personal accountability to improve their lives. Not stating that means we should demonstrate a lack of empathy or withhold help, but blaming the action is simple an outside for not finally looking in the mirror and blaming yourself. That is who awakened: you.
I think that is a really naive approach to examine the matter. The act of betting doesn't introduce a foreign chemical into your body, but it could still be incredibly addictive to a. There's not any need to frame it in the black & white way which you are doing here. Addiction doesn't stem solely from the individual or the action, and"blame" does not need to be delegated to one. Fortunately, judging by your comments, it seems like you've not struggled with it, which is very good. Take a step back and enjoy that, since it's a tough existence.
Assuming I've never suffered from dependence is equally innocent in and of itself and untrue. It's just because I have I know I had no one else to blame but myself for allowing my senior consume a unhealthy part of my entire life. Individuals who do not finally look inward are those who snore because they replace one addiction with another over and over again, 1 instance being a few members of my family. The first step to beating any addiction is admitting you have the problem. It's not RuneScape gold, or even the drug, or anything. It's you. You acknowledge that, you will never beat.