The latest research suggests it's not far-fetched at all - especially when you consider all the societal and cultural factors that make today's games so attractive. Credit... Concept by Pablo Delcan. Photo illustration by Justin Metz. Charlie Bracke can't remember a time when he wasn't into video games.
I like James Carse's distinction between finite and infinite games. A finite game, like chess, is one that you play for awhile and when somebody wins, you stop. An infinite game, like life, is one where the goal is to be able to keep playing. To win at life means to keep living.
The kind of patience that leads to success is not the same as waiting. Waiting has no benefits. Investing time doesn't do anything on its own.
The kind of patience needed for success is an active, self-doubting kind of patience. It's putting in enormous amounts of work, reviewing the work, questioning if it was the right work, then making adjustments and trying again.
It's official, computer games are good for you. At least it seems with some everyday skills and general quality of life. Of course, this doesn't mean you should play them all day every day. Everything in moderation. Here are nine ways computer games can help improve everyday skills and your general happiness.