What is it really about? Matters of the heart……….

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The jealousy and envy of some people is indescribable as they do everything in their power to try to stop you. 

In a prior conversation, I was having with someone I discovered that all these things, hate, sin and foul language are all coming from the heart. 

The heart is the place where all good and negative things flow.

I’ve never been one to dish out negativity because I don’t want to receive it in return.  

The heart is at the center of the chest and is responsible for blood flow throughout the body.  If one attacks the heart, they have the totality of that person.

I said that to say this, the heart is more than a muscle. You must never allow negativity to exist in your heart. It would be like a cancer eating away at you. When you open your mouth all that will come out will be foul.

I don’t understand what would cause one person to hate on another. But I can tell you it’s a matter of the heart. People say follow your heart and your instincts but what if your heart is full of poison and your instincts are off track?

Once the heart is in order one can then follow their instincts because they will be pure.

What in the world does this have to do with gaming? Everything…

If your heart is full of negativity you will be sore loser and will spit out hate at every turn. I have run into these people while playing online.  You just ignore them or block them, but it is truly a matter of the heart.

What’s your thoughts on matters of the heart? Do you agree  that it has something to do with gaming?

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Your Already Somebody

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As I sit here I couldn’t help but think of that one person that may need encouragement.

You might feel that you need validation from people but the truth is that you are already somebody. Unlike Lara Croft who sets out on a quest to know who she is, you are already somebody.

 Never let what people say deter you from being you. There is nothing wrong with corrective criticism if it is helping you in the long run. 

 Nobody can beat you at being you, you are already somebody. I say if I had this or when I get that, I will be somebody but the truth is I am already somebody.

 We put our hopes and confidence in our jobs and then when we lose them we lose our self but the truth is you are already somebody.

  So be the best you that you can be. Don’t wait on other to approve your life. Jump out there and live, you are somebody!

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Writing for Numbers…………………

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This was a post I did years ago I thought it was still relevant today had to repost.

In a world filled with click bait, lie’s and copy cats, I find myself asking the question do people really care what I talk about? Does the fact that I write according my to my own schedule really matter? Does the content have substance?

Have I began to write for numbers? You know, write for views? Am I a view junky?

The answer is yes and no. I admit I do look at my stats and pay attention to what people like the most.  I do see a pattern.  In no way do I want to jeopardize my feelings or views on a subject just so I can get views.

I used to share my writings on Facebook, which allowed me to have a larger audience but I found that people weren’t really paying attention. I would have to beg people I considered friends just to read my content.  I got to the point where I said I will not share content through this medium but I will make it available to those who would want to see it via a link. That will show me if people really cared.

I must share with you all that in the amount of time that I have had this blog that it has continued to grow. It means that I have a voice and that people are enjoying the content that I write.  I don’t write frequently because I believe in having content that provokes deep thought as it relates to gaming, literature and life.

. I admit it is a challenge trying to establish, maintain and exist among such talent here on WordPress.com. However, I believe that if you write from the heart and are sincere in what you believe that the people will follow you. I can attest to this fact, as I now I am nearing 136 followers. For some people this maybe miniscule number but for me this is no small accomplishment. I’d rather go slow and gain the trust and interest of people than to rush and offer nothing different from the millions and millions of people that write on here every day.

I am grateful for my place here on WordPress and I am grateful to my fellow bloggers who have reached out to me and have shared my content with others. I can never allow numbers to stop me, I hope you will not either. Remain encouraged regardless of what your stat pages shows, keep writing and know that your audience is on the way to you if you remain consistent in your ability to engage them.

Never take numbers as an indicator per say but keep going. I am not saying be ignorant to the numbers I am saying if you keep working hard in the paint, when you lift your head up you will find you’re not alone in the paint anymore!

 

To my fellow writer’s, bloggers, followers, friends, or anyone in general, never compromise in what it is that you believe and what you want to accomplish! Please don’t only write for numbers but let it be in your heart!

Thanks for reading and make sure to follow, comment and share!

Emotional Maturity vs Immaturity

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Hi all! I wanted to explore maturity and video games. Keep in mind, these are just my thoughts and feelings on the matter. You are welcome to disagree! With that said get to reading!

So do we grow up with age or do we just get older? Its hard to imagine emotional maturity having  anything to do with video games but it does. How you may ask? If one is not mature emotionally, it affects ones  ability to play and their choices as it relates to choosing a particular video game.  Immature gamers see through the lens of immaturity. For example, the comment is always being made that Nintendo is for kids when in actuality Nintendo has broaden their audience and has changed their message to appeal to the masses.

Do games grow up with us or do we grow up with games ? Timeless treasures such as Zelda and Mario have stood the test of time. But they have been accused of not growing up. Its the same formula iteration after iteration. But that’s what works.  Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of the most beautiful satisfying games ever created. An immature mind would only see how kiddy Nintendo is.

How important is emotional maturity when it comes to gaming? Does it matter if one is immature? As always be sure to follow, like and comment.

 

Against All Odds: The struggle of a writer

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Hi, all! I finally got the nerve to write again. It’s been about four months. Let’s see…. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. There is no time like the present. Not to mention how time is flying.  It took me some time to think about if I should write on this topic or not. I’m really putting myself out there.   After all this has been my experience.  The ability to land a writing job had been a dream of mines since forever.  Writing has always been second nature to me. Which is why I majored in English in college.  I was sold on the dream of going to college and how bright my future would be.  While in college I excelled, joining various clubs and organizations and even made the dean’s list multiple times. 

       The problem was when I hit the real world. There is so much competition and not to mention the need to have experience.  That makes me feel like my education was a waste. I know that this is not the case because it has prepared me to think critically and helped me to be more precise. I can’t help but to think that I have so much to offer the world.  This seems to be the case of the English majors that I have spoken to.  I know this is just temporary but it feels like forever. Unlike the classic case of writers block this block doesn’t seem to be going away.  If you are one of the people going through this. Keep your head up and keep writing.

Could you relate to this? Be sure to leave a comment, like and follow.

Who Cares?

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Have you ever written anything or done something from the bottom of your heart in good faith and feel like no one cares?

You might write on your blog and feel like no one is reading or even cares. However, the truth is that someone cares about every word that flows from you.

Sometimes when one is unique in personality and writing style it takes time to build the correct audience or for people to accept you for that matter. Fear not if you find yourself in this situation.

Chances are if you care about what you write someone else will as well.

I’ll admit this question pops up in my head from time to time as I wonder who would really care but I know that there is at least one person who will take a glance at what I wrote.

Do you find yourself asking who cares? Is this holding you back at all?

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The Struggle To Remain Relevant

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Is being relevant really important? Can you exist in your own world and invite others in? Well here are my thoughts.

I know I’m not alone in this struggle as I fight to remain relevant.

With so much competition, I want to become more than an afterthought in the minds of those that read this blog.

As I look around at my fellow bloggers, I can’t help but feel some type a way.

At times I feel aggravated because I have nothing to say.   There are plenty of drafts which need finishing, but I won’t touch them until the words come to me. I want a complete and accurate portrayal of my thoughts for a particular subject. I want to intrigue and captivate my reading audience.

I wish I could find every blogger and take the thoughts from their head and put them with my own lol I joke!

By no means do I lack creativity or inspiration, but I do lack what it is to be relevant at this moment.

I guess the fact is that I am happy in the spot I am in. Don’t get me wrong, a broader audience is on my radar, and better content as well, but if I never become relevant I am Ok with that.

Let me define relevant, at least my definition. My definition is defined as, being popular among others, having loads and loads of views etc., if this never happens, I am satisfied.

Sure, we all strive for the top position and write content that we all hope that our followers and readers will love.

I aspire to reach the top whether I am relevant or not. What about you?

Do you struggle to remain relevant? How important is this to you?

Please comment, share and follow.

As always thanks for reading!

Writing for Numbers…………………

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In a world filled with click bait, lie’s and copy cats, I find myself asking the question do people really care what I talk about? Does the fact that I write according my to my own schedule really matter? Does the content have substance?

Have I began to write for numbers? You know, write for views? Am I a view junky?

The answer is yes and no. I admit I do look at my stats and pay attention to what people like the most.  I do see a pattern.  In no way do I want to jeopardize my feelings or views on a subject just so I can get views.

I used to share my writings on Facebook, which allowed me to have a larger audience but I found that people weren’t really paying attention. I would have to beg people I considered friends just to read my content.  I got to the point where I said I will not share content through this medium but I will make it available to those who would want to see it via a link. That will show me if people really cared.

I must share with you all that in the amount of time that I have had this blog that it has continued to grow. It means that I have a voice and that people are enjoying the content that I write.  I don’t write frequently because I believe in having content that provokes deep thought as it relates to gaming, literature and life.

. I admit it is a challenge trying to establish, maintain and exist among such talent here on WordPress.com. However, I believe that if you write from the heart and are sincere in what you believe that the people will follow you. I can attest to this fact, as I now I am nearing 100 followers. For some people this maybe miniscule number but for me this is no small accomplishment. I’d rather go slow and gain the trust and interest of people than to rush and offer nothing different from the millions and millions of people that write on here every day.

I am grateful for my place here on WordPress and I am grateful to my fellow bloggers who have reached out to me and have shared my content with others. I can never allow numbers to stop me, I hope you will not either. Remain encouraged regardless of what your stat pages shows, keep writing and know that your audience is on the way to you if you remain consistent in your ability to engage them.

Never take numbers as an indicator per say but keep going. I am not saying be ignorant to the numbers I am saying if you keep working hard in the paint, when you lift your head up you will find you’re not alone in the paint anymore!

 

To my fellow writer’s, bloggers, followers, friends, or anyone in general, never compromise in what it is that you believe and what you want to accomplish! Please don’t only write for numbers but let it be in your heart!

Thanks for reading and make sure to follow, comment and share!

Video Games, Life and Theories

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Should video games only be played by those who are responsible?

What do you mean by responsible you ask? I mean those who are able to make the choice between right or wrong and accept responsibility for their actions.

This post is going to be pretty deep. I have had the chance to write on various topics as it relates to video games and there have been a few theories that I have ran across.

*Let me make a disclaimer, I am not trying to be politically correct, I am just stating my opinion and talking about theories that exist. My use of these theories just taps the surface as it relates to people. If your are interested in them please do study further!*

One theory is rooted in Criminology and the other psychological.  Two philosophers come to mind, Bandura and Akers.

First Albert Bandura, with the Social Cognitive Theory, which suggests that learning occurs from society and it’s actions and what is learned through observation. We are also influenced by those who we can relate to.  There is also indirect learning which is not always applied to our behavior. The product of who we are is the product of interaction of interaction between cognitive, behavioral and contextual factors.  We as people are influenced in ways that we aren’t even aware of.

Next, The Social Learning Theory as it relates to crime, by Ronald Akers states, The chances of a person engaging in criminal and deviant behavior is increased and the chances of their conforming to this norm is decreased when they differently associate with others who commit criminal behavior are more exposed in person to criminal/ deviant examples and expect greater reward than punishment for their behavior.

 

So what does this all mean? What does this have to do with video games?

Well, let’s start with the first theory, though both are similar they differ a bit. Social cognitive theory, speaks to learning through observation and being influenced by those who you can relate to. In terms of gaming, this can mean one playing a game and immediately begin to be influenced by the character on the screen. For example, someone is playing Grand Theft Auto they would go around in real life killing (an extreme example) though relevant.  They are influenced by the character and or the environment in the virtual world. This also speaks to the environment and surroundings as well in real life.

The next theory Social Learning theory speaks to the criminal side of things. Perhaps one direct environment. You are a product of your environment and as such are influenced by it. If one is in a high crime environment they can be influenced by this and the chances are high that they will participate and the decision is based on the pros and cons and punishment of a particular crime.

 

How does this relate to gaming? Gaming is a fun hobby to be a part of and sometimes it is blamed or comes up in the most violent crimes. Mass murders occur and it is said that the killer was an avid video game player. Most of the time these people might have mental disorders which all affect reactions and influence and their ability to separate the real from the fake.

This brings me back to my question, should responsible people only be able to play video games? Should people who know how to separate real from fake only be allowed to play?

Is there a method to find out if someone will not copy the actions of a particular video game?

Ok, I’ll answer this. I think by looking at past history as it relates to responses to situations should be the deciding factor. I think that video games are fun and those who play them should have fun but not be influenced by them.  Video games should be played by those who are responsible.

What are your thoughts about video gaming should it only be played by those who are responsible? Do you agree with the theories as it relates to human behavior? How do you feel about video games getting a bad rap in cases of extreme crimes?

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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of EnglishgamerUninhibited!!!!!!!

 

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I know it’s been a while since I wrote anything but that is about to change.

This month marks the one year anniversary of this blog!

Last year this time I was just trying to establish a place that was different from all the other blogs. I had so many ideas in my head as it relates to life, gaming and literature that I had to get them out.

I never would have thought that this blog would have lasted this long and I am truly grateful.

I felt it was important to discuss various topics about gaming and literature.

As of late my posts have learned more towards video games however, I will eventually start talking about literature again. It’s amazing how so much could come from one idea.

The embrace that I felt from the blogging community was indescribable as I was welcomed with open arms.

This is a short post, what are your favorite topics of the past year on this blog? Why did you follow this blog? Would you recommend it to others? Be sure to share and comment and follow as always thanks!