So you love reading books. You also like playing video games. Great. But this is the real world—where nobody does anything just for the sake of it.
So reading is always about learning that new skill, be it cooking or youtubing or starting your own-business. It’s about personal and spiritual growth. Think to Grow Rich. Learn How to WIn Friends and Influence People. Even when you are reading a nice novel—that which got you to read in the first place when you were a seven-year old—you fail to shake off that lurking agenda of learning something from finishing this masterpiece of the Nobel Prize winner.
And gaming is never as easy as it seems. First you have to get over yourself that it is okay to game a little, because you have finished your English or History essay, or solved that equation. Or you have finished that proposal that will possibly get you the promotion you’ve longed. It is a little harder for the kid, since he is always prone to sabotage from creatures such as parents and teachers should he feels like gaming like the good old days. Yet the adult also confront beings called wife, girlfriend, and boss. It almost becomes an adventure game in itself for the gamer just to find space and time to indulge himself in the game of his choice.
You are with me if you find yourself experience any aforementioned states of mind whenever you approach reading and gaming—you are conditioned into associating reading or/and gaming with notions that stress you instead of making you happy. And on no real grounds.
It doesn’t have to be. Everyone can be a happy reader and gamer, just because he/she wants to. No strings attached. And that is why I start this blog. Words need to be spread. Readers and gamers need to be saved. The world will be a better place than it is now if these are achieved.
The gamer at his best (photo from web)