Psychologically, how different is:
becoming a level 81 warlord and writing impactful philosophy for a lifetime? I’m not saying it’s a bad thing at all; but it’s gamification. I do it too; in fact, I doubt there’s few that don’t in some way.
and I’m not mocking, I give the highest honor to the enthusiasm of play.
I believe Pokemon’s theme song has likely inspired millions upon millions of people through the years all by itself. I find it inspirational, even though I’ve only ever played it with nephews and nieces and things – and I’m not good at it at all. I’m not good at most games honestly but when I get SERIOUS about a game, I’m going to win. I don’ like being taken over like that though.