Twitter is a fun place for me because it allows me to be so happy it annoys the shit out of all the people that follow me. As 99% of my followers/following consist of gamers, I’ve started to see a trend: Gamers are negative. And no, I don’t just mean in the gaming community, I mean in general. I’ve seen so many tweets about how full days have gone bad and never do I see a really big reason for it.
In my time spent accounting my day to day musings in 140 characters or less, I’ve gotten a lot of responses about how positive I can be. In recent weeks I’ve actually caught word that I’ve cheered some people up occasionally; you have no idea how happy that makes me. I’m not a professional motivator, and I’m a firm believer that to feel better you have to want to, but I’m going to have to try and spread some of my way of thinking. “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”? I don’t want to join in on the pessimism in the gaming community, but I want to stay in it without feeling like an alien… So… Looks like I’ll have to beat it, huh?
I’ll be bringing this new series that uses gaming metaphors to explain how easy it is to overcome real life obstacles with the knowledge we inherently have from playing so many games. I know, it’s lame to use gaming like as if that’s all you care about, but if I didn’t I wouldn’t be able to publish this on Twinfinite. So shut up about that. Another thing, note that these videos are seriously not for those that don’t care at all for my advice and don’t want to better themselves. I’m not making these for our entire demographic, I’m making these in the off chance that someone may be having a bad day and needs a pick-me-up. I’m making them to form up a new army of positive gamers. Enjoy!