The Game of Life
Some people in this world view life as just a game in which we were suddenly placed in as characters fighting through obstacles and being victorious or depressingly losing at. And this ‘game of life’, this one game which everyone in the world plays, is the single most difficult game anyone could ever play.
During life, there is the game of love. And our roles in this game is well familiarized to many. There are the “players” whose goal is to get with as many girls as possible while playing with their emotions. There are the “sluts” using their bodies and flirting ways as assets to get as many guys as possible. There are the “nice guys/girls” who seem to be the ones who are always finishing last as they climb an uphill battle from the very start. There are the “cheaters” who breaks your heart and the rarest of all, there is “the one”, who you search for constantly. And there are thousands of other titles such as “the one who got away”, “the first crush”, “the good looking ones”, “the good personalities”, and many more.
We strategize by playing “hard to get”, or try to “win their hearts”. Losing is when our hearts shatters into a thousand pieces and we have won when that feeling that we’ve always heard about is finally felt for someone. This game of love, it continues on for the rest of your life.
And in this life we live, we probably face the toughest opponents that not even the greatest storytellers and directors can come up with. We have enemies where hatred consumes us. There are rivals in sports, school, and at work. And sometimes our opponents is the people we love such as our friends and family. But the toughest and scariest opponent that we face and rarely defeat is the demons and monsters from within ourselves. They tear at our very souls making us feel closed off from the rest world as if we were chained within an cell that would even making the greatest escape artists claustrophobic. They make us the victim of their torturous acts, suffering in silences as the world passes by. In this game of life, the monsters we face are impossible to just escape.
There are times when we feel so lost in this game of life that it feels like we’re in a maze that is actually making us go in circles. There are times when we have the greatest poker faces as we deceive the people with a fake smile to hide the pain and distress that we feel inside. There are times when we feel like it’s taking too long to reach their goals that they try to search for a ‘pause’ button, not realizing this is a game that does not stop, not even for you. There are times when we try to ‘cheat’ to try to get ahead, but there is not cheat codes for this game. Finally, there are times when we feel like giving up, and sadly some of us manages to find the “exit” button ending their game of life forever.
So if life is a game, then there should be parts of it which you’ll breeze by while others should be difficult. That means you’re suppose to fail every so often, but it doesn’t mean you should just stop playing. There will be things that will seem impossible to get through, and things will continuously change as
you progress through levels time goes by, but that doesn’t mean to forget all you learnt already. The most important thing to remember in this game of life, is to keep playing. No matter what, continue to keep playing this game of life because believe me, it will be rewarding. And at the end of this game, when you will be able to look at it all, you will feel proud of who’ve you met along the way, all you accomplished, and all you went through as you beat every challenge that came your way. So try beating this game of life by being happy when you take your very last breath and it’s “game over”