20 Life Lessons I Learned from Classic Video Games

    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


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    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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