Every year people in my area, mostly students I think, build scarecrows. We went, as usual, to go check them out. This would be the third time we did this as a family, and the second time my son was walking around during it. The first time he was really, really, running around. Very dangerous stuff, this. I got a decent sunburn. I always forget my creams. I do not particularly like these sorts of things. There is no attachment to this for me. I do not know who made the scarecrows and they are not of a particularly high quality that oohs or aahs me. But it is a chance to walk around with my family and snap some cute pictures of my son (as if I need an excuse).
Along the way there was a group of alertly people taking a photo of a pair of clouds. Even my wife stopped to take a picture. She said "Look at the clouds!" I acknowledged they were clouds. She gave me a dirty look. I realized then that the difference was that she, and likely the other photographers saw it as a beauty of nature. A unique moment made by chance. Beauty in the chaos. I saw condensed water floating around.
At that moment I realized that the scarecrows were a bit more interesting to me than I had originally thought. Every one of them had been constructed from their various parts by a person or persons who had sat down and decided to create. And while I have no offense to someone who decides to find beauty in nature, I realize I myself just do not see that human desire to create in nature, and it does not interest me.
Video games took on a whole new level of obsession for me once I started learning how to program. It all started to make sense. It was not a cloud that was being churned out by the sky to take away my time and attention. It was something that people sat down and said "I want to make something for this reason." Then that reason and the many others of all involved all combined and meshed with their output to intertwine into a thing.
It is no better or no worse than a cloud, in that regard. It is just the personal idea of what beauty is.