computer game - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
When we placed ourselves in the game, it was supposed to feel the same as another lifetime, a way to bring eternity and to solve the problems in our world. So we made the game the same as reality here, the same rules and science. The machines we enter are a sort of cryogenic perfection, everything in perfect stasis. We pick our avatar and the life mission is given according to the talents of the operative. Then we are born. We are born blank as a new baby in the new world to parents, just as we do here. Then we live. Our world is broken too, broken in the same way yours is, we are also in borrowed time. But in a way, your world is ours and ours is yours, because your real bodies are always here. We are finding the answers in these simulations we run over and over. Finally we appear to be getting the discoveries we need. Please understand though, because of the complexities, your world is real too. If you mess it up, we and you will have to suffer to the end... or pull the plug. Here is no utopia though, why do you think so many volunteer for the games? Let's face it, most of what goes on on Earth is pure hell. You can be rebooted as the king or the slave, the killer or the victim. So the sooner you sort it all out and make a heaven, the sooner we really have an afterlife, though I guess it's more of a parallel life because your body remains in stasis here... and no, it's not human... that's just what Earth has. Mostly when your "game" ends the system automatically reboots you as a random player. If you are a hero, a world improver, you get more points and are placed for a high significance mission on the next round. The victory though, is communal, there is no winner unless we all win. Either we all get paradise or no-one does. So, play on... but remember... though we often fight alone, it is a team sport, always for one another. Computer games, eh? They are so very absorbing.
In this computer game I can jump and run without ever tiring. I can become a superhero, the kind I always admired so much. I can speak with nobility, rescue others, try new things I never dreamed I'd attempt. It is a new land in which anything is possible, whatever is broken in you becomes both fixed and improved. That is what keeps me playing, the chance to save others and become stronger myself. For me, that's balance.
In this computer game we learn how to build not simply allies, but true friendships. We learn how fragile trust is, how vulnerable is the human heart. Yet we learn too that when won, that fear crumbles and love expands to fill every aspect of our pixelated reality. The trick is consistency, resisting temptations, giving of the self generously yet knowing when to rest and recover. These games are marathons of sorts. There are the cheats, of course, but since the grand prize is based on trust and love, all they achieve is relegating themselves to worthless trolls.
The aim if the computer game is to learn... not the selected facts by the tired educational system, but how to conquer the self and keep a pure soul in a challenging environment. It is easy appear good when conditions are favourable, but who will you be when there is the temptation of power? Who will you be when you are afraid, cold, lonely? How will you treat others when it is an advantage for yourself to be cruel, perhaps justifying it with notions of revenge or merit? Thus it is possible to appear as a winner in this game, with the riches and influence, yet be the biggest loser. So grow wise, dear player, develop yourself. Learn how to switch on your higher brain, your wonderful prefrontal cortex with empathy, logic and self control, even when everything around you demands that you degenerate into a primitive survivalist monster.