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“QUIT GAME NOW? YOU WILL LOSE ALL UNSAVED PROGRESS.”: HOW GAMES TAUGHT ME TO PROGRESS IN LIFE

October 19, 2020 (Forthcoming)

"Swept up in hard feelings, we can forget to live. The point of playing any game is not the act of winning, but the act of playing. The point of any life is not the degree, the job, the court ruling, the revolution — none of that. If we only focus on what needs to be done, life will pass us by. If we focus on what we’re doing, we’re present for every minute of it. Every step in a march, every mask, every hug and kiss, every good nap, every warm cup of coffee, is an act of living out a life worth living. So long as we continue to progress, we do not fail, we succeed because we live."

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