Who doesn't love video games, be it arcade games, computer games, dedicated consoles and even mobile games. But no one knew that playing games can teach us a lot about life lessons too.
Yes, video games do teach us some important values that we can and should implement in our daily life. From team building to never quitting and from helping us develop our motor skills to even encouraging us to take that life-changing step, video games do all this. So here are some of the lessons that video games have taught us about life.
Be it Contra, Warcraft or even Battle Tank, almost every other video game requires a certain amount of strategy planning. As you don't know from where the enemy may attack and you also have to find the quickest way possible to get to the target/goal. This is something that is quite similar in real life too, you don't know from where the enemies (problems) may arise and you have to select the best way to reach your destination.
After strategy come teamwork because only a good strategy is not enough, you need a good team effort in order to implement that strategy. As a single stick is easy to break but not a bunch of sticks, so were we told in our childhood and the games tell us the same thing.
Exploring is Rewarding
Remember the time when you were probably stuck or just exploring a game and then all of a sudden you find a secret gem or an exclusive item. The same applies in life too when you feel stuck or lost then just keep looking & you might find what you were looking for or maybe even better.
Practice Makes You Better So Never Give Up
'It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit & keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward' and 'It ain't over till it's over' are the two dialogues that we must surely remember from the movie Rocky. Be it in the game or real life, these rules apply everywhere. So every time you fall down or even die (in the game) then make sure you get up and fit harder.
Those drag races in the NFS were sure fun, but it was the police chases and those difficult races that taught us how to really drive without hitting any obstacles. Because if you hit any objects in between then game over. Looks like the traffic police should add at least one NFS race challenge in their learning license test.
Learn to Laugh at Yourself
How many times has it happened that you made a mistake in public and laughed about it? We do when we are playing video games then why not in the real world, where it would make a lot more positive difference.
Always look both ways before crossing the road
Lot of games have taught us this principle a lot of times and in different ways.
Pac Man - Fruit is good for you
What a good have to have the kids eat all the veggies and fruits that too in a fun way. Think of the fruit as a trophy or something that would give you extra power, extra energy and boom! You become invincible, just like the Pac-Man after eating the fruit.
You Will Enjoy More If You Have Good Companions On Your Journey
Your support system, your partners in crime, your shoulders for cry and your laughters for joy, basically the companion on the journey are very important. Always remember who has helped you and who stood up for you when no one did.
Take A Leap Of Faith
The room will be dark until you go and switch on the light in it, so unless you willing to take that initiative things will pretty much remain the same. So go ahead try that we method, that new way, just like what we used to do in the video games and take the leap of faith.
So, now parents shouldn't be stopping their kids to play video games, after all we indirectly learn so many things from it. Do tell us which your favourite video game is & what did it teach you.