There’s an easy explanation to why so many people enjoy playing video games: they love leveling up.
Think about how satisfying it is to unlock a new perk or achieve a new title. Even though the incentives are completely virtual and have no real tangible benefits, we feel compelled to keep playing so we can hit that next level.
Real life works in exactly the same way — we just need to embrace the right mindset to achieve what we want in life.
I checked my Instagram this morning and found a comment on a photo I posted yesterday:
Comments like this one are pervasive in the social media world, particularly on Instagram and Twitter. The people who post them are short-sighted; they assume that the brute-force method is the best way to build a following.
We’ve been conditioned since childhood to value working over playing.
Remember when we were in school and had classes all day? Somewhere in between we’d get a short lunch break and then have to head to another round of classes. Adult life is eerily similar: arrive at work, attend a round of meetings, get a short lunch break halfway through the day, then head off to some more meetings before leaving.