What The News Doesn't Say About Pokemon GO!
What The News Doesn't Say About Pokemon GO! published by The 1st Amender
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Posted on 2016-07-12
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It's no secret that people are getting scared due to the fear mongering the news churns out. It really doesn't matter where you go either, they are all saying the same thing:
"Pokemon GO is dangerous."
I have links to several articles just by a quick Google search.
Wow you would think that we would be put into a tizzy from this Pokemon GO thing and that it would be banned immediately. Well, actually to tell you the truth, while deaths are obviously an aweful thing to happen -- you cannot avoid casualties with this many people going outside unfortunately.
Lets say we have 50 million people all playing Pokemon GO. If you take all those people and find out what is the chance a few of them die from some sort of death what is the chance say... 10 die?
Well 50 million sure is a big number. I would say it would be a good day if only 10 died by those odds! Well thats honestly what it is for the most part. People not looking at the road, people going to a lure in the middle of the night without some sort of protection. You have to assume your own safety when catching pokemon.
But this article isn't about that. What I would like to say is that Pokemon GO is not a big problem like the media portrays it out to be, but instead a fantastic way to see people go out and get some excersize. I myself decided to try out the Pokemon GO app with my baby brother who had his smart phone in hand. We were wandering around for a good 3 hours in the July heat packed with water bottles. Our journey entailed walking through a park that was next to a swamp. We came across a scene where after catching some pokemon -- a scenic view of the swamp filled with different trees and shrubbery. Plants and more plants galore. It was beautiful. I didn't even know that was there. We then continued our trek down the path and lead ourselves into a neighborhood. Passing a few streets and other houses, catching pokemon along the way we saw a poke-stop we were interested in. We actually got stopped by a wall blocking our way to the poke-stop. The wall itself was probably about 6 and a half feet tall. I jumped to see what was on the other side of the wall and found it was a public parking lot.
Just a regular parking lot and our goal? The poke-stop. I helped my baby brother over the wall and I jumped over with him. Looking in this parking lot happened to be a private area that was fenced in filled with greek-style roman statues, about 6-7 feet tall for each statue surrounded by well tended bushes and greek-style architecture and tiles. This area was behind a large building that covered it. I didn't know this was there.
We made our way home after three and a half hours of walking and catching pokemon. We both had a blast. It made me realize that the outside was fantastic. Wonderful, and filled with fun when normally I would rather be on my computer goofing off there instead.
Pokemon GO is something that the USA really needs in the age of the obesity crisis. This is something that needs to be shared and celebrated. Not hated and worried for. Enjoy that Pokemon GO guys and happy catching Pokemon!
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