What else could I have done with 1,400 hours?

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One of the core concepts in economics is opportunity cost. The price of something is not just the money you pay for it, but also the loss of the ability to buy other things. And since money is just a substitute for time, the same is true of any task or activity you undertake: those eight hours in the office every day have a monetary award but come at the cost of not being able to go fishing in the afternoon. Or play Dota. Having today bared my soul and detailed my addiction to Valve’s online multiplayer war-fest, I am now taking a sobering glance at the opportunity cost of this free-to-play game. In the 1,400 hours I have played Dota 2, I could have done any one of the following:

– Read War and Peace. 20 times.
– Watched the extended…

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