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Gaming comes across to some as mindless button mashing, but there’s a deeper meaning to it all. Whether it’s building values, connecting with characters, or learning real life concepts, there’s much more going on under the surface when it comes to video games.
The Super Mario Bros. Series (or any Mario game) is a game that this applies to. It’s outreach spreads so far that most people who have picked up a controller have given it a try. The game outright is a pretty simple platformer, with various elements to make things more interesting. To the average gamer, collecting coins and stomping enemies is what Mario is about, but perhaps we’re learning life lessons subconsciously as well.
Below I’m going to list a few lessons from Mario that I picked up. Let me know in the comments if you’ve recognized any others or have a different take on things!
Money is beneficial, but it will only get you so far!
Coin collection is huge in Mario games. With coins being scattered throughout the levels most players collect as many as possible. However, coins aren’t always worth going out of your way for. Although they’re great for your score and can net you a few extra lives, they won’t win you the game. They make things easier for sure, but your own skills have to get you through the levels if you wish to complete the game.
This teaches us that money helps contribute to our lives and makes things easier, but we still have to put effort forth to succeed!
Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith!
In Mario, our path can sometimes be unclear. In other areas, there are large gaps that need to be crossed and goals that can …continue reading