Lately I've been keeping myself busy with the game Candy Crush. For those who are not familiar with it, it's a game involving strategically switching candies around and a fair amount of luck. I would be playing 24/7 if not for its time limits- you get one live every half hour, if your lives run out, then you have to wait. It is a Facebook-affiliated game, so if you have lots of friends who play, they can also gift you lives, though sadly most of my friends have quit Candy Crush a long time ago. Why am I always late to the game? Though this game has used up many could-have-been-productive hours, it has also taught me a few lessons, and I am sharing them with you, fellow addicts and non-addicts of Candy Crush -
1. Opportunities don't always hang around, sometimes you have to wait patiently for another one to present itself. They do come around eventually, be optimistic!
2. If you have a lot of friends and network, you can increase the number of opportunities you get. Time to network!
3. A lot of the times it may look like an impossible task, but you will only know the outcome by giving it a try.
4. Observe and do not make any hasty moves. One simple move can make or break you.
5. Being fixated on certain aspects can make you really miss out on other good things.
6. Surprises can happen, even if all seems bleak and hopeless. (More than once I made random moves in desperation and won.)
7. If you keep at it, one day you'll make it. Perseverance is key. (Rumor has it after several fails it gives you an easier board to play with. But I like to think of it as perseverance.)
8. Sometimes it all comes down to luck. No matter how skilled you are, you will get a shitty board one time or another, and there's no need to blame yourself for that.
9. Playing too much visual games will lead to deteriorating eyesight and dreaming about them. (I once had a dream involving using gigantic candies to fend off Giants(進擊的巨人)......)
Any other items you would like to add to the list?