5 Lessons In Fatherhood From The Video Game Journey

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The video game Journey by ThatGameCompany is one of the most amazing video games that I have ever played… and you can trust me, I have played thousands of different video games.

At its heart, the video game is a metaphor for the Hero’s Journey framework that many narratives capture, both ancient and modern. The call to adventure, a challenge or ordeal, transformation, and the hero’s return. It’s the story of Homer’s Odyssey, Lord of the Rings, Star … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Grim Fandango Remastered on Living

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“Nobody knows what’s gonna happen at the end of the line, so you might as well enjoy the trip.”

– Manuel Calavera

One of the greatest point and click adventure games ever made has been remastered and just released yesterday for the PC and PS4/Vita. I have a soft spot for this type of game, going back to Maniac Mansion and Space Quest (and Kings Quest, and Police Quest, of course).

This quote is a particularly colorful take on “enjoying the journey of life.” I know it is easy to get caught up in our own goals, but we need to remember to slow down and enjoy the time spent along the way. This moment is one of a kind, and we are not promised tomorrow. We can all benefit from taking a moment to appreciate the present.

Maybe you find yourself impatient, wondering what to do while you are waiting for that next big event in life. I’ve found that I only feel frustrated or depressed if I focus too much on the future.

Live in the moment, and do those things that you can only do today. One day, you will look back and be glad that you did.

 

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It’s Your Turn: Level 2 – What is Your Quest?

This post is part 2 of the #YourTurnChallenge based on Seth Godin’s book What to Do When It’s Your Turn

Previous Posts: Day 1

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What would you quest for? What is more important to you?

It’s one thing to be willing to die for a cause, but there an entirely different level of commitment required to be willing to live for something.

It’s easy to stand … Continue reading

Thanksgiving: Restoring Your HP & MP

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Living in the U.S., it’s pretty natural to celebrate Thanksgiving – but I think no matter where you live, we all have this in common: we have a lot to be thankful for, and there are many times that we do not express or even think about all that we do have.

Here are some silly little things that I am thankful for as someone who enjoys video games: