Life is a game.

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The sentence in the title may ruffle some feathers but in this post I’m hoping to do a deep dive in my approach to the idea that this blog is built on. If I’m going to do what I’m after, it’s important to explain the reasoning behind it.

I wholeheartedly expect people to brush this off as child like ideation. A desire to escape; and to be fair – I wouldn’t blame them. It’s a very logical conclusion to reach based on the typical understanding of rpg games/worlds and it seems very silly. It may also be treated with a sense of naivety/contempt as it may seem to downplay the seriousness of reality (ie “there are no second lives here”, “a fuckup can cost you big time”). I assure you, this is not my intention.

This is merely a holistic attempt at re framing reality in an age of declining religion, increased media pressures, and overall sense of despair and take back some of the mental narrative in a context that youth understand. It is not to downplay reality – but to truly thrive in the rules given in an objective manner. To not get hung up over the meaning of existence (unless you choose to pursue that quest line) and to simply, play the game. To be able to do that with this philosophy seeped into your bones I suspect will lead to incredible results (time will tell if this is true, as I myself am still at the beginning of hammering down what all this is about).

Let us begin!

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What is this blog?

I’ve had the idea for this blog for a long time, probably five years or more at this point. But for one reason or another, I never executed the dream. I hated the idea of spending money on something I’m going to work on sporadically so that’s why for the purposes of this blog. It’s gonna be hosted on the free plan and I am making no commitments to myself. With no pressure, I usually enjoy doing something more so here’s hoping that works rather than losing money on useless hosting plans I barely use. No pressure to write even 1000 words. It’s just a home to drop my thoughts.

This blog is about turning your life into an RPG. It’s not an original concept by any stretch and certain self improvement bloggers/influencers have already beaten me to the punch. There is even a company that has turned this into a game of their own that’s played on paper to my understanding.

But they simply explore the idea for a video or two or for the sake of novelty. I want to take it further and actually develop a full fledged way of thinking that actually allows one to view their life similar to an RPG in a holistic way.

The reasoning for this will be covered in greater detail in a future post but if I had to give a simple overview. I think there is great potential here for young adults/younger demographics to redefine how they view themselves and it could potentially lead to more interesting outcomes for these youth.

This is ultimately an experiment and it will have great trial and errors. But I think it’s going to be an interesting endeavor to see. I’ll be pulling examples from entertainment to make it more relatable and educating myself more in academia to really flesh out what I’m after and trying to achieve.

But all in due time friends and see you in the next post.