Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
My virtual Sim named Tony was an adult when I started to play the game and now he will become old in just 5 virtual days. Well, he had a successful career, many lovers and a great son, so Tony lived his life quite well.
Anyway, this life is very short. I mean the real life. Every virtual reality is just a reflection of our real reality.
Take a few minutes and remember the times when you were a kid, playing in the sandbox and getting all dirty. One day you’ll be old and you’ll think about your whole life and you’ll realize how short is our time. Our most valued moments and memories are just little drops in the ocean of time.
The whole past is a big yesterday and the whole future is a big tomorrow.
The present is a big today, but for many of us it is not big enough to notice it.
And because every today is a tomorrow also, we can’t see our tomorrows because we don’t notice our todays, so practically we are blind to see how fast our life floats away.
2. Have great looks and great style.
I created Tony to be a good looking male: athletic, cool haircut, fresh face, stylish clothes, etc.
Of course that in real life it’s not so easy to look good as in a game, but one thing is certain: it is worth it !
This is not about vanity, but about doing your best to reflect your inner attractive self.
3. Improve yourself always.
Somehow, I hate to see my Sims playing on their pc and fooling around. I always put them to read a book, to play on the piano, to learn a new skill or something like that. Wasting time is certainly not permited.
The interesting thing about this is that I noticed the same thing at other players too. I guess the reason for this is that deep down we all know which activities are going to have a value in the long run and which activities are only wasting our time.
So the next step is simple: mind your daily activities.
4. If you don’t enjoy it, it is not worth it.
This game is not worth playing just to earn something: work, money, friends, anything. It just gets boring if you don’t really enjoy what you do. Here’s another idea though: the same is true for life. Of course, we chase success, love, popularity, etc. – The rule no.1 is to not forget about enjoying whatever we do.
If you want career success, make sure it is worth it.
If you want many friends, make sure it is worth it.
If you want anything, make sure it is worth it.
You don’t want to end up at the end of your life with a ton of achievements, thinking about “ What the hell did I enjoy in my life after all ? “