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I was playing video games very seriously and I said to myself:

1) "If I were half as serious about my life (as I am while playing video games) I'd be a millionaire now." 

My question is do I need to mention 'playing video games' or is it implied from the context?

Another example:

I was looking at a picture and said:

2) I wish my genetics were half as good (as his).

Same questions- Is 'as his' required? 

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Hi, Ashraful—It depends on the context in which the sentence is uttered or written. If the context makes the point of comparison clear, the second "as"-phrase will be unnecessary. If you do add it in (1), you should change "while" to "about": "If I were half as serious about my life (as I am about playing video games) I'd be a millionaire now." And in (2) it would be good to change "my genetics" to "my genes": "I wish my genes were half as good (as his)."

Hi, Ashraful—It depends on the context in which the sentence is uttered or written. If the context makes the point of comparison clear, the second "as"-phrase will be unnecessary. If you do add it in (1), you should change "while" to "about": "If I were half as serious about my life (as I am about playing video games) I'd be a millionaire now." And in (2) it would be good to change "my genetics" to "my genes": "I wish my genes were half as good (as his)."

Thank you very much for the answer and the corrections. 

Just an hour ago I was talking about lockdown in Dubai vs India. An Indian guy who currently lives in Dubai said that the lockdown has been lifted due to very low number of cases. I said:

"It makes sense since it's a rich state and not as populated (as India)."

Now I didn't say 'as India' since we were already talking about Dubai vs India. According to your answer I think my sentence was correct. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

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