14 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Video Games

Whoever said that video games rot your brains couldn't have been more wrong.

In fact, games have plenty to teach us about life. Keep reading to find out which valuable life lessons we gleaned from gaming.

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

Big things can come in small packages.

Shiny Gyarados in Magikarp Jump

(via The Pokémon Company)


Animal Crossing: New Leaf

 Always be kind. Life rewards good people.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf neighbors

(via Nintendo)


Super Meat Boy

As long as you learn from your mistakes, no misstep is truly a failure.

Super Meat Boy jumping

(via Team Meat)



Sometimes, the only limit is your own creativity.

Sand castle built in Minecraft

(via Mojang)


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

 When your hair game is on point, you can accomplish pretty much anything.

Shantae Hair Whip Half Genie Hero

(via WayForward Technologies)


Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

There's nothing wrong with getting scared every once in a while as long as it doesn't prevent you from reaching your goals.

Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon ghost in shower

(via Nintendo)


Every Telltale Game

Life doesn't always give you ample time to make tough decisions. Even small actions can have big consequences!

Guardians of the Galaxy Telltale Games

(via Telltale Games)


Kirby: Planet Robobot

You can learn something valuable from every person you meet if you simply pay attention.

Kirby's Doctor ability in Kirby: Planet Robobot

(via Nintendo)


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

When everything seems to be going your way, don't get too cocky. You never know what might be around the corner to put you in your place.

Mario Kart 8: Villager Evading Blue Shell

(via Nintendo)


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Sometimes, it takes two vastly different perspectives to see the full picture and get the job done.

Nadine and Chloe is Uncharted the Lost Legacy

(via Sony Interactive Entertainment)


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Hard work doesn't always pay off in the way you thought it would. Don't let that discourage you. Keep going!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Blood Moon

(via Nintendo)


Hey! Pikmin

 Any adventure becomes easier (and way more fun) with your pals by your side.

Hey! Pikmin blue Pikmin fighting

(via Nintendo)


Splatoon 2

Popularity isn't everything.

Splatoon 2 mayo vs ketchup results

(via Nintendo)


Metroid: Samus Returns

 You won't always be able to tackle a problem the first time you encounter it. You can always come back to it when you're good and ready.

Metroid: Samus Returns blocked area

(via Nintendo)


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