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What my thirties feel like so far...

Discussion in 'MILLENNIALS (1981 to 1998)' started by But_First_Coffee, May 29, 2019.

  1. But_First_Coffee

    But_First_Coffee New Member

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    Every played a video game, maybe like Donkey Kong or Mario Brothers.... you go through the whole level and miss bonuses, lose lives and don't score as high as you could have?
    Then you replay it and, remembering the places where you made a lot of mistakes, you make it a point to avoid the pitfalls and pick up those missing bonus points.

    If you never played a video game, then imagine re-taking a test in school that you only got a C- on. You read over the questions you answered wrong, found the right answer, and retook it for an A-. Because you still make mistakes, just less of them now.

    Well, the botched first attempt at that game or that test was my 20's.
    The re-do is my 30's.

    I won't miss so many opportunities this time.
     
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  2. Stranger36147

    Stranger36147 Active Member

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    Everyone makes mistakes. But you can learn from your mistakes so you won't repeat them.
     
  3. Dave G.

    Dave G. Well-Known Member

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    Well............
     
  4. Stranger36147

    Stranger36147 Active Member

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    Well what? Finish your thought please.
     
  5. Kaon

    Kaon Well-Known Member

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    Art imitates life, which is why that video game structure exists - it mimics life.

    The fantastical part that makes it a game is that you get extra lives, and you can go back and review the levels. If you play exp games, you know that the second time around gains you a fraction of the exp you gained even by "failing" the level.

    However, I think the VG metaphor is pretty spot on. There are a lot of built-in philosophies one can learn from playing (like the "It isn't a race, it's an endurance game).
     
  6. But_First_Coffee

    But_First_Coffee New Member

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    I think he's waiting for me to come back in 8 years when I turn 40 and say ".....and I did it!"
     
  7. Michael972

    Michael972 New Member

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    I have made a lot of mistakes. Just keeping pressing on. Trying a third time to get into my career and tired of working jobs that I don't like.
     
  8. But_First_Coffee

    But_First_Coffee New Member

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    Like what kinds of jobs?
    I was stuck in retail for six months when I was 30 because I lost one bank job and it took awhile to get a new one.
     
  9. OceanPoet87

    OceanPoet87 Husband 'N Wifi

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    My 30's thus far have been pretty settled. My 20's were full of exploration and change. My 30's haven't been terrible yet, but the challenge lately has been trying to avoid complacency in my walk with Jesus. What worked when I was 21 and in college or 25 and working (also dating) at a Christian retreat center out of state wouldn't necessarily work now as a married with 1 younger son. That's where I need Jesus to show me how to remain on fire for him in the day-to-day stuff.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2019
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