I’ve made it to the end of my gaming journey. All-in-all, I hope it can help you to understand why you play games, why you find it hard to stop, and also how to use what you have learnt playing video games to your advantage.
The good side of gaming
As I have talked about from when I covered the advantages of video games, they can help you to emotionally and physically increase intelligence and problem-solving skills.
This means that you are more likely to take calculated risks and not fear failure. What a great skill to have in the real world!
What I found was that many people find that transition difficult – from gaming to the real world. And not just the transition, but also acting and using the skills that they have gained.
This can be really frustrating, so it’s natural to want to go back to what you know best – games. This is also why trolling is such a large part of the gaming world, as it is the only way to vent your discontent in a ‘safe’ and ‘controlled’ way.
That doesn’t mean it is good and neither a beneficial outlet for your feelings.
So, let’s pause for a second
Even though it can seem hard to make that move from games to real life, it is totally possible to level up in the real world using the tools you have.
So, in my mind, it comes back to not feeling safe enough in the physical world. When you are in your own bubble where you can attempt, fail, try again and repeat without the fear of judgement and randomness of the physical world, anything else can feel completely out of your control.
The main thing I want you to get out of this series, is the ability to see your strengths for what they are, and that even though you might feel like you have not gained much from the experience, there is so much that you have learnt and absorbed without you realising it.
Once you realise this, you can take what you know and apply it to your real life. Essentially, being as confident as you are in your RPG in RL too.