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Having A Good Laugh

Having A Good Laugh

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 be truly happy. Gaming is often just about feeling good, having fun, and being fulfilled and content at the end of the day.

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Think Outside The Box

There often comes a point in a game where you find yourself stuck. But eventually you learn that having patience and giving it time is better than despairing. 

When facing a hard challenge in real life, take some time off, do something else and try to think of different solutions to the problem after your brain has relaxed for some 10-20 minutes. 

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Don’t Be Too Trusting Towards Strangers

As kids, we are taught not to talk to stranger and be on our guard, but as we age we become less distrustful. And that’s not always for the better.

As choosing an easy to decipher password or trusting a stranger with your online items will show, there are many scammers out there waiting to pray on your compassion and trusting nature.

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Hours Of Frustration Can Turn Into Joy

Sometimes you get stuck in a rut for hours before you ultimately complete an objective. But there is a feeling of utter joy when you finally accomplish something that seemed impossible for a long time.

Video games teach that sometimes you need to grind through a lot of frustrating work that may seem meaningless to get to a sense of achievement.

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Finding Shortcuts

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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You’ll Find Valuables In The Strangest Of Places

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.

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Failure Is An Opportunity To Learn

To get good at a game, you need to get to know the rules of the universe well and to develop the necessary skills. To do this, you need to fail many times.

Once you get into this mindset of “failure is merely a teaching tool,” you’ll start to apply it to other aspects of life without even realizing it. You can develop a lot of patience and focus if you go through life as if you were playing an RPG.

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Real Life Lessons From Videogames
  1. Difficulty increases as you progress.
  2. If there are no obstacles you’re going in the wrong direction. 
  3. Look for secrets and do some side quests to get better fast. 
  4. You have multiple lives, but don't waste them.
  5. Tutorials will save you later even if they don’t seem useful at first.
  6. Use the pause button. You'll feel better, with a clear mind.
  7. Don't be that player who only cares about themselves
  8. Explore the map. Maybe something interesting will pop up.
  9. Offer help to those in need, but don't feel bad when they lack the drive to keep going.
  10. Help the less fortunate
  11. Good things and bad things appear differently
  12. Everyone wants to be a hero, even bad people.
  13. Let things go. Don’t forget, but don’t be burdened, either.
  14. There's a pattern to games, and to life. 
  15. You're not alone. 

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Nothing is too big to tackle
Final Fantasy VII has you battle a man on his way to becoming a God. But the game teaches you the importance of taking a stand and fighting for the right reasons, even in the face of defeat.

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6 Life Lessons From Video Games
  1. Sometimes games tempt us to cheat, but winning while cheating is an empty victory.
  2. Many games have secret bonuses and features not explained. To extract the most out of things you have to be meticulous.
  3. Repeated failure is built into the learning curve of any well-designed game. Failure is a part of success in real life and you have to learn to embrace it.
  4.  Experiment with strategies, even if it leads to an occasional loss.
  5. Most gamers are willing to spend copious amounts of time mastering games but can’t say the same about their careers. Enthusiasm propels you to success, try to bring some of that to life.
  6. Most people are engaged by games but not by their jobs. Try to gamefy your work and challenge yourself at the office.

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