A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World."A Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:
1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet.A So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.A The girl replied, "Yes, a little.A I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many."
The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."
The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are:
1. To See
2. To Hear
3. To Touch
4. To Taste
5. To Feel
6. To Laugh
7. To Love"
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.A The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!A A gentle reminder - that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.
Unfortunately, I do not know who the original author of the above passage is.
To me, the above story provides a strong analogy of how superficial video games are compared to the really important things in real life, especially those that we miss out on when we make video games more important than real life.
- John O.
[em]Carpe Diem![/em] (Seize the Day!)