I know, I know. This is strange! Why would I be writing about this? Well, in my Leadership class, I (again) have the wonderful opportunity to write something that would persuade another. And this is what I've chose to discuss. Why the particular subject of da video games? Well, I believe that there is a lot of hate and negativity on playing video games going around and I would like the ability to voice my thoughts and opinions on this subject.
I was talking to a friend of mine and he said that he had "no life" because he played a lot of video games. And I thought about this. When I think of somebody that has no life, I think of someone who is a couch potato and watches shows and eats all day long. But he told me that his "no life" was spent by playing video games.
Playing video games = "no life"?
Sir, I think not.
Why would immersing yourself in another world that our universe doesn't contain "not a life"?! How does learning important skills (some of which we will cover later on in this post) that can be taught in the comfort of you home "not a life"?!?! How is experiencing a life beyond your own, one that has different emotions, one that possibly bonds with creatures or plants, and watching them develop as a being "NOT A LIFE"?!?!?!
And now, my fellow Twisters, here are the few reasons why you should play video games:
In the world of video games, there are moments when it's going to get tough. And in those moments, you can't just look down at your controller and spam whatever buttons because you're confused (though this will happen many, many times; this has happened to me waaaaaay too much). So, as you continue to play video games, your hand-eye coordination becomes better. You've memorized what button is where, what each of those buttons do, and when a difficult situation arises, you will have everything down.
Another thing that is very evident in the world of video games are the puzzles. There are a lot of puzzles. Too many, in all honesty. One of the key features of the Legend of Zelda is the puzzles contained inside. And trust me, they do get tough (just try beating Hero Mode). In these types of situations, you'll need to think and use your knowledge that you've gained from the game and just basic logic (both will soon grow) to solve them. Puzzle-solving is also very wonderful if you ever want to tackle an escape room. These are known for being very tricky and you need to think outside of the box to solve them (just like in Fetch!).
*throws hands up into the air pointing at the skills* See! Important skills!
A Visual Story
Have you ever read a book and bonded so much with the characters you felt as if you were travelling alongside them? Have you ever wanted to see what was actually happening and what the places actually looked like? Playing a video game lets you see all those things.
A video game is a book and a movie combined. It's a playable movie; it's a visual story. You still get very attached to the characters. You still get to cry with them. You still get to laugh with them. You still can experience heartbreak and sadness with them. But you can also see (in clear high definition, hopefully) what it was like for them. How it all, those emotions, those experiences, their position in life, came to be.
You're definitely not getting cheated out of an experience. Not at all.
You're getting an enhanced version of one.
Have you played video games before? If so, which one is your favorite? If you haven't, do you want to? Tell us in the comments!!
How are you all? Sorry we haven't been updating the blog. I could give you some lovely excuses about how we're busy - which is true - and how we don't have the time, but we do have the time. We procrastinate, so yeah. We got time. It's just not in the front of our minds. Hopefully from now on, though, when we want to procrastinate and be distracted, we'll try and update the blog! (And trust us... we get distracted a LOT!)
Buuuuuuuut! Yesterday, Bianca and I was interviewed for our first job! We applied to the Chick-fil-A where we live, because our older sisters worked there (one is still working, the other has moved on), and we know some of the people there, so we thought it would be the best option. (We also need money for our next semester for Japanese, which is a hefty amount of money!)
We rode our bikes there, because our mother and oldest sister had taken their cars, and that was... a journey. I'm a casual biker and we needed to get there in about 10 - 15 minutes, so I was just struggling. Not too terrible, but a passerby could probably see my struggle.
Once we got there, we freshened up in the bathroom, and had the most chill interview I've ever had. It was amazing! We were interviewed by a friend and he was really just asking us questions about us and how we thought we would fit into the job. It was very nice. :)
After that, we biked ourselves back home (our older sister biked with us there, but she started work at 3 and our interview was at 2, so she just decided to bike with us, which was SUPER nice of her!) and kind just pooped ourselves back into this world. Hehe.... Yeah. After that, I ate, then slept.
I was tired.
But all in all, it was amazing! Great way to start off our first job interview!
Have any of you been interviewed? If so, what's the story? Did you like it? Tell us in the comments!
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