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Life As an RPG (Role Play Game)


For me, a metaphor to life would be an endless RPG, which is free for you to explore and to gain XP from whatever you’re interacting with, even if that interaction is with yourself.


Like an RPG, the characters are in constant state of progression regardless of what they are doing in their lives. The more you practice a certain art or skill, the more XP you may be gaining from it, and the more XP you gain, the more you can develop your skill tree in a certain aspect. Everything can be measurable, and the more you keep yourself busy, the higher your personal statistics become. Even doing nothing can serve as an XP container.


Like an RPG, the characters are in constant state of progression regardless of what they are doing in their lives. The more you practice a certain art or skill, the more XP you may be gaining from it, and the more XP you gain, the more you can develop your skill tree in a certain aspect. Everything can be measureable, and the more you keep yourself busy, the higher your personal statistics become. Even doing nothing can serve as an XP container.


Like in an RPG you can “farm” and “loot” by doing the same things, which in return may unlock for you more paths to go for. The RPG is an evolution of progression, and so is your life.


Like in an RPG there may be no definitive goals to reach to. Some people view their meaning in life by leveling up, some people have clear definitions of what kind of lemonade they aspire to do with their lemons, and some live their lives ignorantly without having a vision of their own, and do not introspect nor contemplate about who they are in this massive RPG. In this life there are no handbooks of how you ought to live your life, and even if there are than its a deception which hides one’s handling with this RPG’s emptiness.


Beyond the necessities of life which maintains it, the rest is up to you to decide, to go on a journey in search of achievement and vision. Remember that this RPG may be infinite, but it is limited for you. You can either choose to live your life with no contemplation, or you can get out of the simpleton’s mindset and be the hero of your own adventure. Every moment, regardless of the situation, contains various of potentials, and the question is what are you going to do with them. The less potential you may bring into actualization, the less XP and personal statistics you may have. I say - use the emptiness of this RPG not as an obstacle but as a space for creation and search for your own personal meaning to become greater than you are currently. There are no endings to this life but your own death, while the game goes on with optimality for those who dare to live the way they want to, and not by other’s enforced will.


So stop living your life blindly and go and level up your abilities, because the more XP you gain, the more you can be valuable for both you and others in the name of productivity and victory over the universe’s infinite void and the trap of nihilism and worthlessness it may set for you in your journey.

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