Posting to the popular subreddit QAnonCasualties, her child explained that they introduced their mom to Wordle “almost against her will” as she was putting so much time into chatting on Telegram and watching conspiracy videos.
Wordle only generates one new word a day, but the mom has found a version of the game that lets you play as much as you like. She is now spending two to three hours a day playing the brainteaser.
Responding, other members of the forum were delighted to hear that the game was helping the Redditor’s mom.
One commenter wrote that conspiracies are “an outlet and addition”, and it’s difficult to abandon addiction without a different coping mechanism.
Another commenter recalled that they remember reading that one person's “Q mom” turned away from conspiracy theories after developing an interest in Korean dramas. They added: “Just shows how many people turn to Q because they need something in their life to obsess over.”
Some suggested that other games may also help, such as Stardew Valley, Diggy's Adventure, and 2048.
“One Wordle to change them all!” another proclaimed.
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