You simply can’t neglect that video games have a big impact on the life of every gamer in many positive ways. There are definitely some negative things as well, but when you look at the big picture, or if you’ve come to the point where you want to focus on life more and glance back through the years when you played video games, you can see many life lessons learned from playing video games. The balance is surprisingly a positive one, and this article focuses on the most important life lessons that every video game player can relate to.
We are not talking about things like the best food is in abandoned buildings, or you can sleep in a puddle of mud and wake up fresh, but the lessons that can be used in real life.
- Being a Team Player – Everybody wants to be the shining star, and the further back you go with your life, the more you realise that you’ve been working on it more than working for the team. But throughout the years, and the games that we played, we realise that that’s not how the game works, and it’s most certainly not how life works. We learn that sometimes we need to take the supporting role, that there are some tasks that simply can’t be done alone, and video game players are very aware of this as it is one of the most important lessons learned by playing them. United we stand, divided we fall!
- No Obstacles? Wrong way! – Just like in video games, life works this way. If you are walking a path and things are too easy, you are not walking towards your ultimate goal. There will always be something standing in your way, and as soon as you get out of the teenage years you will feel it on your skin, but why not have the advantage in real life learned from video games that this is truly the case? One additional lesson that every gamer learned is that if the path is right and the obstacles are there, we can focus our stubbornness in the right way and never to give up on our dreams!
- Take advantage of the Pause Button – There is no magical pause button in real life, although we would give all the fortune in the world to create it. Playing hard core video games taught me to take advantage of the pause button, to take a rest. See everything that’s moving next to us, but we are unable to notice it because we are focused only on one thing. Magical things are passing by – grab them and make them a part of your life!
- Explore the Map – All of us, at some point, have taken the wrong path in video games. We learned that nothing bad can happen out of this and that we can learn new things, meet new people and many new adventures. Well, guess what? It’s the same in real life. Meeting new people, exploring new places and thinking outside the box can lead to many new wonderful things. We learned that we should always tend to get out of our comfort zone, as it will always bring us new, magical things!