So, one of the things I've done in the name of love since joining with Justin has been learning how to play Halo Wars on the Xbox. It's not really my thing. I prefer playing games like Hexic, or Bejeweled Blitz. The occasional racing game because I suck at driving anything on a game console - part of my fun is how many times I can crash it during the course of the race lol!
What I have learned from playing Halo Wars is interesting though. For those of you who don't know, it's a war game in which you are in charge of commanding the army. You can play against the computer, or actual people courtesy of Xbox Live. Personally - I've found that I'm not a very good player on my own, I play better as part of a team. I'm better at implementing other's strategies rather than coming up with them on my own. I'm also not very good at changing strategies mid-game...though I'm learning. And I've learned that I don't like losing...ok, nobody does, but somebody has to and i don't like it when it's me. lol! Thank God I'm not in command of any armies in real life.
It does have real life applications though. I'm a far better follower than I am a leader. And while I can augment someone else's ideas, left on my own, I'm not the best. Ideas are best come up with in a group. And I don't handle life's curve balls very well...but I'm learning.
After all, isn't that what life is about? At least partially. Trying new things and changing when needed and learning. Because we don't play with or against AI's...but with living people. And they're a very unstable element! Lol!
Life's not static, but fluid. Ever moving and changing. Like the changing of the season, we might revisit seasons from time to time - but even then they're not the same. this summer will be different from last summer.