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Gaming: Making life more of an adventure

file0001556040045There seems to be a lot of negative press about gamers and their lifestyles. Some people claim that gaming isn’t very good for you, and it can ensure you lose touch with reality. For the most part, those that make these claims have never ventured into the world of gaming, or they have, and they decided it wasn’t for them.

The world of gaming can be a very exciting one, and these days it can even help you to communicate with people all over the world. Although I’m not as much of a gamer as I used to be, I know for a fact that it can make life more of an adventure.

Life can be better when you game

It doesn’t matter what kind of game you play, life can seem a lot more fun and interesting if you spend some time fighting zombies, killing dragons, or simply trying to solve a puzzle. This is because it can add something different to your day, especially if you’re bored and you’re not sure what to do. Alternatively gaming can help to add a bit of excitement to your life, if that is what you’re looking for.

I used to use gaming as a means of escapism when life was pretty hard. Not only did it help me to forget my troubles for a while, but through gaming, I was able to meet and make friends with like-minded people. These people are still my friends many years later, so anyone who say is gaming is bad for you, doesn’t know the full story.

Can you find excitement elsewhere?

The fact of the matter is, you can. I now get a lot of excitement from going on Yurt Holidays, doing a spot of climbing from time to time, and meeting up with my friends. However, this excitement does not stop me from gaming now and again, as it’s something I just love to do.

Using the skills you learn from gaming

Apparently the following is true: While straying onto a wood in Norway with his sister, a young boy was confronted by a moose. The moose was going to attack, but the boy protected his sister and himself, by using skills that he had learned in a mass media online role playing game. This just goes to show that some skills can be translated and used in real life.

So what did the boy do? He taunted the moose to protect his sibling, so the moose would leave his sister alone. Then, they both played dead, and the moose got bored and left. These skills that the boy learned gaming, ultimately save the life of his sister, and his too. This just goes to show that perhaps there’s a lot more to the world of gaming than we think.

I’m pretty confident that if there was a zombie apocalypse, my younger brother would have no trouble blasting them away. I’m also confident that he would know where to hide, and when to run. I know a zombie apocalypse is unlikely to occur, but that doesn’t mean his skills cannot be used elsewhere.

The world of gaming really can make life a lot more exciting, so why not give it a go and see what it does for you?