20 Life Lessons I Learned from Classic Video Games

 
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    June 7, 2012 at 6:15 am


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    As a latchkey child in the 1980s, I had to learn a lot of life lessons from classic video games. I’ve written before about how video games helped me cope with severe ADHD, but they also taught me a lot about the world in general. I found a score of screenshots that, looking back at my life, taught me all I really needed to know:

    You’ve got to date a lot of toads before finding the woman of your dreams
    Be prepared to battle the same assholes over and over, again

     

    If you actually plan where to put things, your space won’t be a complete mess

     

    Sometimes, life is as black-and-white as it seems

     

    Sometimes things get better the second time through…

     

    … Sometimes they don’t

     

     

    Newer isn’t always better

     

    You don’t have to understand what’s going on to enjoy yourself

     

    Always help your friends out when they’re down

     

    tanooki bowser
    Always wear a suit to special occasions

     

    If you don’t pay attention, you’ll get beat down

     

    Disease will always win if your doctor’s a quack

     

    Studying before starting a project can make it 30 times easier

     

    Life is unfair

     

    Some people are just dicks

     

    The best way to avoid a threatening situation is not to be there

     

    Don’t take things too seriously

     

    Sometimes the slightest action can have huge results
    Thinking outside the box is always way more fun

     

     

    Everyone dies in the end

     

     

     
     
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