What I've learned from playing "Subway Surfers"

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Hiiii! It’s your girl here! You guys, as stale as I am about this, I’m ashamed to admit I might be addicted to “Subway Surfers”. I started playing this game like last week and I won’t say I can’t stop (I really can’t) but I just love it! The jumping over hurdles and on moving trains! Plus getting coins! And that magnet business, dear God. All things I do not (really cannot) do in real life. *sigh. After I spent over an hour at a go playing, I knew I had to come up with something I’ve learned. I mean if it teaches you something, it’s a justified addiction, no? Okay. So here goes;

Avoid illegal business : After I’d just started playing, all the panic and hypertension from the whole adventure business was a lot, considering the fact that I really am not that much of a gamer (NOT AT ALL). I found myself asking what these animated individuals had done to get themselves in such a high BP inducing situation and alas! It was illegal graffiti. People, please for your own peace of mind, say no to illegal things; against the government and against your conscience. Be pro anti high BP.

Sometimes you can’t have it all : One of the best parts about subway surfing has to be the coins. I personally am exhilarated when I acquire one (sad, I know) but it’s really exciting! However, I think most of those coins and other freebies like the magnet for example are placed in spots that have you endangering your “life” and sometimes even losing your “life” once you’ve got them. It just had me thinking “this is the thing with greed”. I personally believe that over-ambition is just a prettier way to say “greed”. I’m a firm believer in doing your very best, but I also believe that certain things can never and should never be compromised in our bid to achieve something of material value. So, think, “can I imagine a future without this material thing or would I rather have it and imagine a future without this other thing of high value that may not necessarily be material?”. Priorities. Personally, if I’m unsure of getting away with a certain trail of coins, I keep my life because it’s way more important. *shrug*

Try, Try again : When I first played this game, I died like after every twenty seconds. I persevered. Two reasons basically: I really like it! Secondly, who says I couldn’t learn it? Become a pro?. I’m still not a pro, trust me, but I last more than a good five minutes into the game now. What’s that called? Progress! Yes! Whatever means something to you, deserves that you try more than once. Life is about learning to deal with failure and getting up every single time. I’m a pro at that when I subway surf.

Sometimes, you need help : Shalla to all those who helped me raise my high score and skip missions when I was stuck in a rut! E can pain when you keep dying, trust me. A few kind people who I suspect wanted to show off their skills helped me beat old high scores and gain coins to buy important stuff like hover boards, skip missions and unlock new players. My point? Let people help you. . I’m so good at keeping my business to myself. I keep it all in until I’m drowning in my fears, but God has been good to me and I have people who are truly willing to listen and never make me feel like a bother. So, yes, let people help you!

Be Present: I always say this because it’s so important to not lose sight pf the value of NOW and what we have in this moment. It may not be perfect or what we want our life to be forever but if you look carefully, you’ll find the silver lining, trust me. I watched a lot of people play this game and half the time the reason they kept running (more like slamming) into obstacles is the fact that they (myself included) kept looking at the things ahead; coins, magnets, prizes and the like and they lost sight of the present and of course after losing your game life, you can’t exactly pursue anything ahead. You start all over.

Moderation is key : Addictions are not even a joke, especially when you have exams to study for, a messy room to clean and literature to consume. See how much of a time killer subway surfing is now? I know, I don’t see it either. Jokes. I’m not giving up the game just yet, I still need to unlock one or two more players to feel fulfillment, but I’m telling you guys, to do all things in moderation. Nothing is great anymore when it is done in excess.

I’m about to go wrangle my room into place now and maybe eat something. If you’re still wondering what subway surfers is :O , your last carrying is IMPECCABLE. I mean, AFOMA is more current than you :O, but no judgement at all. Download it NOW (android and iOS users) and get at me with your thoughts.. I have to know that someone got addicted too! I’d love to know what things playing games has taught you. Share!

Love, The greatest subway surfer EVER. ๐Ÿ˜€



  • This is so funny because I have a post that’s almost exactly this sitting in my drafts. I haven’t fully developed it yet so I’ll just reblog this to mine.
    I had to uninstall subway surfers sha. I was getting addicted. ๐Ÿ™

    • Hahaa! ๐Ÿ™‚ pele. I might have to do that soon

  • I dont know what subway surfer is. Obviously you are way cooler than I am.

    Thank you for sharing these lovely lessons xx

    • Aww thank you, love!! xx

  • Reblogged this on myunpopularthoughts and commented:
    LOL LOVE THIS!

  • Nne I am probably the biggest subway surf fan. Mentioned same on my blog yoo but without the lessons. The lessons are so true esp the lost track cos of the freebies.
    The magnet duration enhancer has to be my best to buy.
    Got to the last one before my phone got stolen. Almost unlocked fresh too.
    I had gotten so far yo. Damn the stealer of my android.
    I hate the super sneakers too
    I have downloaded it again and starting from the scratch again is so annoying. Was among the top 30 on fb cos I connected my fb account to it.
    Plus I have seen three themes since I started. Can’t recall the first then Halloween now Xmas. So cool the cop is garbed as Santa.
    I can go on and on. Totally cool jare.
    High five girl. #TeamSubwaySurfers
    Muah
    E’

    • I knowwww! That cop guy is so scary! Chai, your phone! Pele. That fresh guy that takes ages to unlock. You’ll get there again sha ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Lool this is hilarious but true! I’ve never played it but these lessons sound legit ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reblogged this on Out Of My Head and commented:
    I’ve been wanting to write this post for such a long time. I even tweeted about it. But it’s just been sitting in my drafts.
    I had to uninstall subway surfers though. Mostly because I was getting addicted + there was no space in my phone again.

    Anyways sha. Here are life lessons from subway surfers

  • Lol. Im not getting it. I donโ€™t allow myself get games that wonโ€™t allow me look away from them at an instant. Which is why the only game I really love on my phone are Angry Birds and 4pictures1word. I gladly freed Temple Run and Ninjump. Never bothered downloading any after those four. Funny thing is how seeing folk say how addictive a game is is the quickest way to make me lose interest in said game. There arenโ€™t enough hours in a day for me to be saying the few that exist in games that do (almost) nothing for me, abeg. So all these Subway Surfers and Candy Crush that people rave about, mba.

    • Loool I completely understand what you’re about. It seems you just tried to convince yourself not to get it by writing this longg comment though. :p

      • Lol. Trust me, I convinced myself ages ago.

  • Wow stumbling onto this! I just downloaded the game yesterday, thanks to a friend (ironically, she too had subtly said she was addicted…maybe I didn’t hear the warning -__-)
    Omo, the game fi hook person oh…and I find its characters, sound effects et al hilarious! Hopefully these Life Lessons will ease my conscience to let me enjoy (time spent on) it…else na to uninstall soon -__-. Well, there’s always Sudoku :D.
    Bon encore mademoiselle!

  • If ‘impeccable’ is the grammar used to describe last-carrying, then nne, I am a happy last-carrier. Been looking for wonderful games to download & I’ve seen a couple here.

  • This post makes alotta sense. I like how u related the lessons to the game. Impressive!

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  • This is funny but so true. The relation to life lessons is really well done. Lovely read.

    • Thank you so much!

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