Video games are truly addicting. It’s like entering another world and living another life. But of course, some people who play video games separate that virtual life and their real life. Simply put, they know when to put the controller down and live in the real world. However, thise Chinese couple went too far with their video game addiction.
This particular Chinese couple had video games as the center of their world – living only to play them. It would be an acceptable activity to do together…if it weren’t for the fact that they were taking care of children. And when push came to shove, they decided to indulge their vices instead by selling their children for gaming money.
No, this is not a joke. The couple, Li Lin and Li Juan, sold three of their children when they didn’t have any more money to pay for their gaming bills. The first child and third child they sold for the price of $4,600. The second one was only sold for $500 – probably because they needed the money fast.
Regardless of any excuses the two can provide, a lot of people and netizens were disgusted by their actions. There are other ways to get money for gaming funds so no one can figure out why they had to sell their own kids. But apparently gaming is in their blood, since the pair met at an Internet cafe. They were in a relationship not long after and moved in together.
All they did was play video games and stare at the computer. When their firstborn was just newly birthed last 2008, they had the audacity to leave it home and travel for 30 kilometers so they could play video games. Shocking indeed. Soon, Lin’s very own mother discovered what the two had done.
She immediately reported them to the police but they showed no remorse for what they did. When asked about what they did, both said:
“We didn’t want to raise them. We just want to sell them for some money.”
We hope that the couple has given their children to more respectable parents and not some crime organization.
What can you say about this Chinese couple? Where do you think they sold their children? What would you want to say to anyone who has a video game addiction? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!