I have a love/hate relationship with Nerd Cubed. He's funny, ridiculous, charming, energetic (yet not too much)... and so freaking frustrating!
While watching his Baba Is You video, the realization hit me: it's just like Big Pharma. What, you don't see the resemblance? Maybe it's just me, then?
Yesterday I wrote about the money lesson from Big Pharma, and how my mind goes crazy trying to find every solution to the generic 'goal' of make money. If you watched Nerd Cubed's let's play, Baba Is You has the same exact problem. There's no one path to the goal, even though the goal seems fairly simple.
My partner stated he probably won't ever play the game because his mind gets stuck on the techniques revealed in the previous level and feels stupid not considering new angles. I get that, but it doesn't deter me. I'm interested in delving further into this phenomenon of my mind.
Thinking further on the topic, I do enjoy puzzle games like this. Even if they have more than one solution, my brain seems to get a thrill out of thinking 'outside the box' whenever possible. When I miss a simple solution, I get that dumb feeling, too, but along with it is something else...
The Joys Of The Mind Maze
Those moments show me the "walls" of my mind. By finding my mental limitations, a map is drawn outlining the maze that is me. When random segments connect, I often discover things about myself I didn't see before. New skills, beliefs, or just simple personality quirks reveal themselves through moments of 'feeling stupid' without any major consequence.
That being said, I may write about Baba Is You again in the next coming days.
Are you more like my partner, avoiding things that might make you feel stupid? It's pretty common, and to some degree we all do. Like running out into traffic- boy, I'd feel really dumb if I did that. Or setting my purse down somewhere and forgetting it makes me feel pretty air-headed, too.
There's just something about low-to-no-consequence activities that draws me in, though. Have you ever felt that way? Comment below or on Facebook your thoughts.
~See ya next time, Internet Drifters!
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