The biography of almost every U40 man includes a phase of intense computer and video games. Countless hours were paddled until the fingers were burning and the eyes were burning. The gentleman blog says: This time has not been uselessly messed up, but has also taught us a lot.
Video games are a cultural asset
Whether in color or black and white, mobile or stationary, at home on their parents’ TV or with friends – thanks to the Nintendo, Sega and Atari Daddel boxes, video games have been a cultural asset since the 1980s. What could one have done in meaningful time, not everything useful (for example) to learn an instrument, do homework, read books, do sports or do something with friends.
Video Games: 6 Advantages
Do not grieve too much. Although you should not overdo it with video games and put computer games at the center of your own life, but the electronic time-wasters have their advantages as well. They have seven useful life teachings ready for us.
- Practice makes perfect
Our first steps in a new game or level were often awkward. Sometimes the hours before the Game Boy were frustrating. But with each new repetition, we became more experienced and finally approached perfection. We realized: Those who train eagerly can become very good at something.
- The trained handling of own money
To get a new game, you either had to wait for Christmas or your birthday as a child, or you had to laboriously save your pocket money. It took a lot of discipline not to spend money on short-term pleasures like gummy bears, cola crackers and edible paper, but on a long-term investment like a video game.
- Anticipation is the best pleasure
In a time without the internet, we were forced to choose our game purchases based solely on limited information. Based on a few, postage stamp sized screenshots; we had to decide which title our laboriously saved pocket money was worth. The often elaborate packaging design created in the head wild game fantasies, but sometimes also led to small and big disappointments, because many games were in reality far less exciting than in our dreams.
- Cheating does not make you happy
The few professional magazines for video games spread dozens of so-called “cheats” in each issue. With these little keyboard shortcuts, you could become invincible or jump effortlessly to any level. At first glance, a great thing. But the little scams made sure that our game got bored way too fast. The feeling of happiness was much greater when mastering the game without outside help.
- Recognize typical behavioral patterns
For many games the so-called final opponent waited at the end of a level. Mostly huge or scary-looking, at first sight he presented us with an unsolvable challenge. After closer observation, however, we quickly recognized the recurring attack pattern of the seemingly overpowering opponent and were finally able to defeat him. Although man is undoubtedly more complex than artificial video game intelligence, we can also recognize recurring patterns of behavior among our fellow human beings. As we learn to deal with it properly, we make our lives easier.
- Share Creates joy
Shared pain is half of the pain. And shared joy is double joy. Due to the high game prices, the number of own video games remained manageable. Anyone who had agreed with his friends and trusted them could increase his game selection even without a big budget. The exchange of games taught us a classic win-win situation.