Playing Survival Mode at Work

Things have normalized in my working life. My quirky self have been accepted by the new peers. I’ll be honest, I am not like them–they are detailed-oriented, neat, and particular.  Those traits are admirable. I was a feeling a little out of place because I’m a bit sloppy but they are willing to cooperate with me.  They had to use video game analogy for me to understand how to do certain procedures since they know I like games very much.   When I think about video games in comparison to education–I don’t think they are too far apart–one is just more entertaining than the other.

Speaking of education, I think that is why I enjoyed taking the quizzes in D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die If you are not familiar with the game,  there is a section where the player answers the steward’s quizzes. There are three parts: beginner, intermediate and advanced (if I can recall).  Gradually the rules get strict and unforgiving as you move to the next level. What an ingenious idea to belittle someone and insult their intelligence. This will make them study harder so they won’t become a dummy!   But please do not imitate this act in real life.   It’s not kind (yes I am talking to you mental abusers!).  Not everyone has the same learning ability, gifts and talents.  So working together is very important. We need each other to get through the day!!

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When there is a major change in life, it’s always uncomfortable getting used to new things  and there is always that temptation to run and go back to what is familiar. I am glad I got through it and gain some wisdom this last few stressful months. Thinking back in my life, there were several times I feel inadequate because I didn’t believe in myself and as a result, there were some missed opportunities.  In general,  if I play it safe all the time, I will never grow as a person.  That’s a big challenge because  I’m on the reserved side.  Learning from my past mistakes made the transition to the new department achievable.

It is kind of strange how I put so much energy at work that the last thing I want to do is come home and play games and think.  Although, I am close to completing Virtue Last Reward and halfway with Rule of Rose.

Well that’s it for now. I leave you folks with a pleasant song to listen to by the Beach House.  This song makes me feel very calm.

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Playing Survival Mode at Work

  1. I understand where your coming from. I feel old enough now that there are several instances in my life where the universe has told me that I need to really step up to the next level and take on a difficult new challenge. As an introvert, these new challenges can be harder becuase there’s a barrier to socializing with new people. But I’m glad I’ve faced the challenges I have, becuase looking back I can easily see how they’ve made me a better person.

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    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. I’m not as young as I appear so that has been a challenge throughout all of my life to be taken seriously.

      Yeah, I have found socializing with new people uncomfortable, but then I remind myself they are humans just like me with their own thoughts. We all have insecurities. Most important thing is to know and be comfortable with yourself. When you feel good about yourself you can’t reject yourself even if people reject you. Anyway, based on reading your blog, I think you have what it takes to be super great! I like the way you think about games.

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