Sunday, March 3, 2013

LIFE* A Different Point Of View: pt.1/3

LIFE* A Different Point Of View: pt.1/3

Life As A Game (operating through life):

Growing up in the explosion that is the video gaming industry, I've come to know video games fairly well. From the original games such as Asteroids and the Mario Bros. with basic two or three button controls. To the more recent and more complex games such as the Halo and Elder Scrolls Franchises. Gaming is increasingly popular partly because of the opportunity it provides people to take control of characters and embark on different quests and adventures. 

What if I told you real life wasn't much different from the games we've come to know and love. There are many similarities between our games and the characters we control; and life and the ways we move through it. 

Consider this:

The world as we know it, down to its finest detail, is contained within this disk(life). In this game of life every possible outcome is already on this disc, but it is up to you to choose your experience. Your experience is created by every thought in your head and every choice you make. You get to choose your players levels of fun, participation, meaning, and fulfillment.

There will be challenges, rules, bosses, and achievements throughout the game. You(the main character) interact with other characters as you move along your journey. You may not be able to control every other characters contribution to the game but you do control your players response. If you choose to take the game very seriously with the sole intention of winning, as many people do, you can expect some cheating involved. Or you can enjoy the game for what it is and play as much as possible. It is together that we co-create this game of life and the game would not be complete without each players contribution.

How you play the game is ultimately up to you. Remember though, how you view life is vital to how you function within it. Remind the other characters not to take the game so seriously, as they often forget, and remember yourself that its meant to be enjoyed and shared with others.

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