15 Lessons About Life We Learn From Video Games
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Whether it's powering through the many dungeons of Hyrule in a Legend of Zelda game or trying to complete an especially difficult assignment at work, you're not going to accomplish it all in one day.
The key to getting through it all is to remain steadfast and keep moving forward, no matter the difficulty. Procrastination certainly doesn't help; it'll still be waiting right where you left off.
If Team Fortess 2 has anything to teach, it's that even the motliest of crews can win the day when they work together toward a common goal.
Sometimes the best teams come together from different walks of life, so don't be afraid to bring your cocky Scout and your experimental Medic even if it seems they won't work well together.
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Video games had a reputation of being emotionally numbing and brain rotting, but this recent trend towards narrative-centric gaming is now developing a player’s sense of sympathy and empathy...
There are games designed to train and improve brain functionality, logical deduction, pattern recognition, memory, matching, and outside the box thinking.
The interactivity of games is one way to exercise your mind while having fun. That’s important because, like muscles, the brain will atrophy if you don’t work it.
It’s possible that gaming enables stereotypically introspective individuals to be more social, ultimately improving social skills.
In the earliest consoles, gaming with friends involved a physical gathering in front of a single TV. Even in today’s online multiplayers, gamers often form groups, communicate over voice and video chat, and can even help train leaders in the case of those who manage the groups.
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Games, just like life, have a competitive component to them. But being obsessive, strict, and narrowly-focused on one thing to the exclusion of everything else is not the way to go if you want to b...
Thinking for yourself and going outside your comfort zone might lead you to untold treasures.
Just as you will often find a rare and incredibly powerful item in a random closet, you can find a job or a new relationship in unexpected places. You’ll never know what you may find if you don’t go out there and explore.
There are rules to everything, and understanding the underlying system, makes it easy to find loopholes and exploit them.
In real life, there are many predictable situations and in most cases there is an easier way to overcome them if you know they are coming. You have to pay attention and exploit them within reason.
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The World Health Organization officially added a new disorder to the section on substance use and addictive behaviors : “
Addiction can include:
The idea that someone can be addicted to a behavior, as opposed to a substance, remains debatable.
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Traveling forces you out of your comfort zone.
You know and feel comfortable with all the people in the school: the teachers, the friends, the parents, and other school workers.
Traveling teaches you better time management skill
In your travel adventure, getting late will cost you lots of money. After all, you can’t ask the plane to wait for you.
Traveling allows you to see and experience new ways of living.
Have you been to Guangzhou, China and seen people eat cockroaches and worms? You might be able to see the photo of that from a textbook, but experiencing it yourself can only be done through traveling.
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It is a story about materialistic success transforming into true prosperity. The personality development journey of both characters from the book is a guidebook to life.
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When you play tennis, you're really competing with yourself. You're perpetually trying to improve: to hit shots faster, improve placement, surprise your opponent, make your footwork more efficient ...
Becoming a great tennis player is similar to being an excellent professional, you're constantly analyzing your weaknesses and strengths, and adjusting your game.
You can sabotage yourself by getting frustrated or being defeatist. Learning how to precisely manage yourself, and to stay calm and to dig deep in high pressure, high stakes situations can turn the tide of a match and a career.
Great tennis players are unfazed by failure in the moment, they wait until the match is over to let emotions set in.
Getting accustomed to failure and learning how to handle it well is what success is built upon.
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Take the goal you didn’t achieve and try a different approach. Doing the same thing over and over to achieve your goal is the definition of insanity.
Your heroes miss their goals too. ...
You can’t please everybody that you meet in life.
Critics are not all bad. You can learn things about yourself from them too. The solution is to learn from criticism, not be afraid of it.
See career challenges for what they are: an opportunity to try something different.
If your career never got messed up, then you’d probably stay in your comfort-zone for your entire life and never try something different.
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Context is the most powerful catalyst for changing your life. And the persons you associate with often determine the type of person you become.
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Time spent making friends has a higher happiness Return on Investment than time spent making money.
Also, introduce friends to friends. Friends becoming happy increases your chance of happiness by 45%. Keeping the network happy protects you against unhappiness.
A few studies looked at the genetic similarity between friends and found that on a very deep level you resemble your friends genetically.
What this means is that, basically, your friends are kin that you choose.
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