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SURVIVING THE GAME (PACMAN LEVEL 10+)

HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED PACMAN. IT IS EASY FOR THE FIRST 3-4 LEVELS, THEN IT GETS INTENSE. LIFE WORKS IN THAT SIMILAR MANNER. YOU GO THROUGH TOUGH SITUATIONS ONLY TO BE MET WITH A MORE INTERESTING CHALLENGE. EVERYTHING IS COMING AT YOU AND ALMOST IN HYPER-DRIVE.


LOOK AT THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE SURVIVED. BASED ON YOUR AGE, YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO ADMIT THAT YOU SURVIVED THE GAME OF LIFE THIS LONG, JUST HOLDING ON, NOW YOU ARE RECEIVING TOOLS TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY. EVERY SURVIVAL DEPOSITS JEWELS OF KNOWLEDGE THAT THROUGH YOUR ACTIONS WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE THOSE JEWELS FOR WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE FUTURE. IT IS LIKE PICKING UP THAT WEAPON OR EXTRA LIFE IN A VIDEO GAME. IT WILL HELP YOU EXTEND YOUR LIFE.


THIS IS THE SAME WAY WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE ADVERSITIES THAT LIFE GIVES US. SURE THEY ARE GOING TO KNOCK YOU DOWN, GIVE YOU SCARS, AND FOREVER CHANGE YOU BUT THESE ARE GOOD THINGS, NOT BAD BECAUSE ONCE YOU LEARN FROM THEM, YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PATTERNS.


REALIZE YOUR OWN PATTERNS, TO AVOID LOSING IN THE GAME, UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU NEED TO SHIFT, DO IT AND DO NOT HESITATE OR PROCRASTINATE. A HESITATION MAY GIVE YOUR ENEMY AN ADVANTAGE (IN THIS CASE YA THOUGHTS) .


I OFTEN LOOK FOR EVIDENCE TO BACK UP WHAT I AM THINKING, SO I WENT ONLINE TO THE LIFEHACKER.COM WEBSITE AND A WRITER NAMED MELANIE PINOLA, WROTE A FEBRUARY 5TH ARTICLE TITLED, THINK OF LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH. HER PREMISE OF LIVING LIFE LIKE A VIDEO GAME, IS REFLEXIVE OF MY OWN THINKING.


THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT YOU GET THREE CHANCES TO LIVE OR ANYTHING, IT IS JUST REFERRING TO THE MOVES THAT WE MAKE AS PEOPLE. SEEING LIFE MORE LIKE A VIDEO GAME ALLOWS PEOPLE TO VIEW CHALLENGES AS OBSTACLES THAT MUST BE OVERCOME. ACQUAINTING THAT PHILOSOPHY TO LIFE, GIVES THE PLAYERS IN THE GAME OF LIFE INCENTIVE TO WIN.


REALIZE THAT WHEN THE GAME GETS HARDER, YOU ARE CLOSER TO BEATING IT. LOOK AT EVERY DIFFICULTY THIS WAY. "IT IS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFOR THE DAWN"(FULLER, T. 1650). EVERYTHING IS GOING TO COME AT YOU FROM EVERYWHERE. BUT REALIZE THAT YOU CAN'T CONTROL THE EXTRENERALS, SO FOCUS ON THE INTERNALS THAT YOU CAN CONTROL, TO WIN THE GAME. YOU WILL HAVE TO FIGHT HARD TO


GET TO YOUR BETTER LIFE.






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