Seriously though. Look at this picture from Bioshock Infinite. You don’t need to know a damn thing about the game to know it’s awesome, just from this one screenshot. That’s a giant dude with honkin mechanical augmentations and a mustache the size of the other dude’s head, for cryin’ out loud!
“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein
If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably played a few games before in your life. In fact, I’d go so far as to say you’re probably an enthusiast. What you may not know is, just by playing video games, you have been given the tools to do amazing things in this world. Video games have been a secret trainer for our entire generation, and we’re only just starting to learn how much this is true. They make us better doctors, healthier soldiers, and more coordinated athletes.
Have you ever done anything cool? Out of the ordinary? World changing? If not, that’s fine, you’re like most people. But here’s the thing: you aren’t like most people. You are a sleeper agent. You are an operative that has been passively trained for most of your life. You have all the means necessary to effect great change around you. you just need to come at it from the right mindset.
Every time I sign off of a post, I close with “Live boldly, change the world, and continue to be awesome.” That’s a threefold mandate, and I expect each and every one of you to take it to heart.
Live boldly, like the heroes of the games you play. This means stop letting your life dictate to you how it’s going to go, and get in the driver seat yourself. Only your fear can limit you from seizing the reins and being the amazing character you were born to be.
Change the world, as only you can. We’ve talked before about the lives you’ve already lived, it’s time to take those characters out into the real world. You are an agent of great change and potential in the world, don’t forget it. You have something you can give to the world, everyone does. Find it, and put it out there, and watch the good you can do.
Continue to be awesome, because if you’re here, you’re already closer to that than most people are. We are the people who have realized we have potential, that we have heroes to lead the way for us. Our favorite characters are paragons of their craft, templates after whom we can model ourselves. I’m doing my best to give you a road map, that’s what I have to give. It’s up to you, now.
Your feet are on the path.
Rise up, and unleash the champion you have inside.
Tomorrow, we have a new character breakdown. You have around twenty-four hours until that post goes live. How much do you think you can accomplish in that time? It’s time to start walking the path. Live boldly. Change the world. Be awesome.
Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace