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« on: March 23, 2017, 03:59:10 AM »
What are various life lesson - about anything - that you've learned? Feel free to share in any way, through bare fact or explanation / story of how you found it out.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 11:34:17 PM »
It's important to use your time wisely.  Once time is wasted on something pointless, it's impossible to undo it, it stays wasted.  Before doing something, think about whether it really matters.

In 2014 (and, to a lesser extent, in 2015 and 2016), I wasted way too much time playing video games.  That was a massive waste of time.  Perhaps the only good thing that came out of it was that I joined this site as an attempt to get away from it.

This is a nice thread; I'll probably post more life lessons later on.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 01:01:50 PM »
Quote from: Chipster-roo on Mar 23 2017, 07:34:17 PM
It's important to use your time wisely.  Once time is wasted on something pointless, it's impossible to undo it, it stays wasted.  Before doing something, think about whether it really matters.

In 2014 (and, to a lesser extent, in 2015 and 2016), I wasted way too much time playing video games.  That was a massive waste of time.  Perhaps the only good thing that came out of it was that I joined this site as an attempt to get away from it.

This is a nice thread; I'll probably post more life lessons later on.
Unfortunately also went through the same thing, especially with the video game "Ragnarok Online", they were too many hours of direct time in the trash.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 12:25:24 AM »
Quote from: Chipster-roo on Mar 23 2017, 07:34:17 PM
It's important to use your time wisely.  Once time is wasted on something pointless, it's impossible to undo it, it stays wasted.  Before doing something, think about whether it really matters.

In 2014 (and, to a lesser extent, in 2015 and 2016), I wasted way too much time playing video games.  That was a massive waste of time.  Perhaps the only good thing that came out of it was that I joined this site as an attempt to get away from it.

This is a nice thread; I'll probably post more life lessons later on.
Quite funny, as I just have to approve this. During my younger years, I also wasted a lot of time, playing games like WoW, or other Steam games. A lot with friends tho, but when I became 19, I suddenly realized, what do I get from it, playing all that time? There's nothing really I 'produce', a success, results, or something like this.

So I kinda quickly quit, and until now, I don't even play at all anymore, I just can't enjoy it anymore.  :flax
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 06:47:56 PM »
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It's important to use your time wisely. Once time is wasted on something pointless, it's impossible to undo it, it stays wasted. Before doing something, think about whether it really matters.

In 2014 (and, to a lesser extent, in 2015 and 2016), I wasted way too much time playing video games. That was a massive waste of time. Perhaps the only good thing that came out of it was that I joined this site as an attempt to get away from it.

This is a nice thread; I'll probably post more life lessons later on.
Quite funny, as I just have to approve this. During my younger years, I also wasted a lot of time, playing games like WoW, or other Steam games. A lot with friends tho, but when I became 19, I suddenly realized, what do I get from it, playing all that time? There's nothing really I 'produce', a success, results, or something like this.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 01:48:20 PM »
Chipster-roo, Leo-Rah and I have had the same terrible problem of playing too much a single video game. We are anonymous XD players.
I am very glad that we could overcome that problem. I have been playing Ragnarok Online for many years. Now I only play, short and fast video games like Super Smash bross.

Vesper, I'm sure you never had that problem, because you're a writer. I envy you for that, congratulations friend !!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 05:29:08 PM »
I am more than guilty of dedicating tons of time to a single game. Halo 3 Legendary was basically all I played from 2013-2015 for my speedrunning endeavors. I played Halo Reach Legendary even before that. It was a lot of fun and I became quite proficient at it, but now I don't run as much. I stopped mostly because I lost motivation due to a large plateau I hit and because I became sick of dealing with morons in the community.  I still pick it up again from time to time, but I doubt I'll ever make serious efforts to get a new personal best, much less the record.

I don't actually regret doing that, though. I made several good friends in other runners, and it helped me avoid most of the characteristic drama of middle and high school :p
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