But the fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
In my opinion, the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isnt necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so that we dont have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
But the problem is when were on autopilot for so long that we forget were on autopilot. Because when were not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us. Whereas a person with selfawareness is able to exercise a little meta-cognition and say, “Hmm… every time my sister calls me and asks for money, I end up drinking a lot of vodkas.
I don’t want this to sound like a cliche, but I think it’s important to be aware of our impulses and reactions, and to have a plan to counteract them in the future. This is the point where we, as humans, must step back and make a little space to see what’s really happening.
Games like Pacman and other games that have a lot of time to play, you lose a lot of control over them. You can’t stop them from doing stuff, you can’t change things, you can’t turn back time. You can’t even keep yourself safe from them. You can’t say, “well this game looks cool, but let’s go play that new game because it’s easier.
The same goes for games like the one we play. You can’t control time, so you can’t always predict when things are going to happen. You can’t know what a game is like without playing it, and since we play games all the time, it’s impossible to really know if a game is going to end up being as fun as it looks like.
In games like pacman we play them to feel good, to feel like we are in control, to feel like we are making a difference. We play them because all we have are our lives and our lives are hard. In a way it’s like playing a game like chess where you have to think for yourself but are forced to rely on the computer. It’s like playing a game that has you making a decision each time.
Pacman games are not just a matter of thinking what is going to happen next, they are a matter of thinking for yourself. You have to make a decision each time you play a game, and sometimes, the decision is wrong. The computer may give you a correct decision sometimes, but the game is still a game. You have to think for yourself, and if you are a perfectionist, then you have to be.
I think this is what games like Pacman represent. When we play games like Pacman we are forced to think for ourselves and we are forced to make choices. It doesn’t matter whether the right choice is the right one, if there is no decision, we are left with nothing to do. Of course, it doesn’t mean we should be perfect, or even that we should make all of our decisions based on “scientific” methods.
Pacman reminds me a great deal of our own lives. We are constantly being forced to make hard and difficult choices. And yet we sometimes have no choice but to decide what to do.
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