I’m not a gamer. Never hooked to any RPG game, my days of gaming started and ended with SNES.
However, there is something I love about RPG. How similar it is with our life.
There is eXperience
There is level
There is health
There are coins
There are gems
There are items
We gain Xp by going through life events.
After we get certain number of Xp, we level up and gain new understanding/ability/skill.
Some life events may cause health to go up or down.
We may earn coins on some life events.
We may get some gems, sometimes by exchanging it with coins, but usually the most valuable gems must be earned through some specific actions.
We may get some items, either purchased or earned.
Xp always go up. When we gain Xp, often we gain coins as well. And often higher Xp allow us to gain coins faster.
But that’s not always the case. Sometimes Xp doesn’t help in getting more coins. Sometimes we must use coins to gain xp. Sometimes coins are wasted on useless items. Coins can go up or down.
It is silly to base our worth on coins. It is one of the most impermanent things in the game of life. But that’s what most people often do.
Granted, at times coins can be helpful in gaining Xp.
Coins are also often important for improving health, which is very important if we want to keep on going or getting more Xp.
But always remember that coins are tools to the end, not the end by itself.
In any case, value what much or little coins that we have, don’t waste it, and don’t make it a priority either.
Gaining Xp and levelling up should be our priority in life. Travel out of country, start a business, taking on hard challenges, meet up wise people, reading great books, help others to grow, those are big Xp boosters.
We will collect gems along the way. Closest friends, loved ones, happy memories, those are invaluable gems. Value these and protect them with our utmost strenght.
Get items when it helps. Buy house, cars, gadgets, or whatever we need in furthering our venture. Again, remember that these are simply tools. Never let it dictate our worth.
Our real worth is our Xp.
After we accumulate certain Xp, we will level up. Each time that happens, we will understand more of things we couldn’t before. Actions from people above our level will start to make more sense. Books we have read before will now bring new insights. Questions that come to us will have deeper meanings.
Cherish that moment, and make it our motivation to rise to even higher level.