Weekend Discussion: School’s Back In Session


For some, this time of year is a sad reminder that your education is an ongoing process.  For others, it might mean that they get a few hours of quite while the kids are in school.  For me, it just means another month of my day job, my writing career, my work with the Horror Writer’s Association (not that it takes long) and my college courses (it took forever to convince myself that I wasn’t too old to go back).  But it also reminds us that there are life lessons all around us.

Video games, Nintendo specifically, have taught me that the hero doesn’t mean I have to be a muscle bound giant like Mike Tyson.  I can be a little scrawny guy, a plumber, and any other type of person.   I don’t have to fight literary monsters with holy water, run straight into reptilians, or outwit gigantic female brains, I just need to dream and overcome.  Nintendo, and the other systems, have been there for me since childhood to remind me that regardless of the situation I can get through it with a little practice.

So, for this weekend’s topic, what life lessons have you learned from video games?  Is there a specific video game that has taught you more than another?

Essel Pratt has spent his life exploring his imagination and dreams. As a Husband and a Father, he doesn't have as much time to write as he would like. However, his mind is always plotting out his next story. Someday he hopes to quit the 9-5 grind and focus on writing full time. Currently, Essel has three published short stories and is working on a handful of novels. Essel focuses his writings on mostly Horror/Sci-Fi, however is known to add a dash of other genres into his writings as well. In his spare time, he can be found playing one of the 40+ video game consoles in his collection, especially his Wii U (NNID: EsselPratt). Click the links below to follow Essel's exploits in the writing world, and be sure to follow his blog at http://esselpratt.blogspot.com/ as well as his articles on Nerdzy.com.