I sometimes think about life and why we are here. It often feels like a great big video game. A soul out there in the cosmos floating around, looking for something fun to do. Plugs in to the galactic Internet and loads up Earth. Then pow, launches from nothingness into a physical body. The game starts out by learning some basic skills, then moves on to earning a living to support a family and some fun activities, then retirement, and then game over. In the span of galactic time, it’s really just a few minutes of game play. Enough to satisfy a desire to experience something different. Maybe if it’s enough fun, you pop in a few more quarters and launch it again to play a different person in a different environment and with different people.
I’ve played similar games. My game of choice for a while was Final Fantasy. It was similar to this game of life, except I popped into the world as a TaruTaru equipped with a small club to smack around some of the local woodland creatures. The game was very involved and included a need to earn money to support activities. It was really fun, and I can see why the souls out there line up to play the game of Earth. We live in a fun place with lots of variety and opportunities.
My latest game is Modern Warfare 2 on the Playstation 3. In this game I get to play with fancy guns and explosives. It’s a fun way to unwind after a day at work. It’s a similar game that many of the galactic souls play here on Earth. Heading off to war zones to experience some action.
This game of Earth seems a bit more advanced than any games currently available, but I doubt it will be long before we are able to fully immerse ourselves in a game and add the elements of feeling, smelling, and tasting to the sight and sound already available. Until that time, the game of Earth remains superior, and I’m enjoying it very much.
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