I have been gaming since I was about 3 when I was playing an Atari 2600. My parents got it for me because they saw how much I enjoyed it when I went over to another house and spent all day playing it. Since then, gaming has always been a forefront of my life. Some days, it is the main focus. Other days, I do not even turn them on. So, I can admit that I have probably wasted YEARS playing them. Do I regret them? Not at all.
The guy in the video complains that he wasted his life playing video games when he could have gone out to do more enjoyable activities. For me, that sounds like a backward policy. Who says that going outside is a more worthwhile experience? Who says that going to a party is more enjoyable than leveling up? There are some people who enjoy raiding all night long instead of writing a great novel. Isn't the point of your free time is to actually do things that you enjoy? When you have found something you enjoy, then don't you want to do that?
Video Games are a hobby. Think about how many hours people have wasted watching television or watching movies. What's the difference between that time or playing video games? You are not going to get that time back and it is the exact same ideal of wasting your life playing video games. But, just like any activity, it can lead to addiction. Anything in this world can lead to addiction. If you can control the addiction, then the activity should be completely healthy. But, if you would rather play video games then sleep, eat properly or even go out with friends, then it is a problem.
That has never been a problem for me. Video Games are a part of my life. Video Games do not rule my life.
So, if you do not mind, I think I will gladly 'waste' my life playing video games.