I’m a firm believer that there are lessons to be learned from all over the place. Sit in a coffee shop, listen to a bunch of random conversations and you’ll probably come out of it with some good advice or a nice joke. There is one place, however, where I have spent an ass-load of time and that is in front of my television playing the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The other night I was going through some old titles when I realized I had actually managed to get a couple of life lessons out of my favorite games. It makes sense. You spend hours and hours learning the maps, strategy and physics of a game and what you’re really doing is solving puzzles and adapting to how the game designers think. Poke around in someone’s mind long enough and you’ll take some little nuggets of wisdom. I’ve been playing this shit for so long that these rules are as second nature to me as riding a bike.
So, I wrote them down. Also I was drunk. So there’s that.