What an interesting inquiry!
To me, poker has been an important part of my life during my college years. Although my father taught me to play at a young age, I didn't play for cash until 4-5 years ago my junior year of high school. I love playing with friends, making trips to casinos
, and watching livestreams/YouTube vids of tournaments around the world. It's not the most important thing, but as my favorite hobby, I'd say that poker is relatively important to my life! Certainly won't be able to look back on my college years without thinking about grinding online or playing in a home game until 4 AM.