10 Things I’ve Learned From Angry Birds
After getting an iPhone, Angry Birds was the first game I got hooked to.
I’ve completed, and almost 3 starred, every single level on every flavour; Seasons, Rio and the original Angry Birds.
There is a good reason it’s #1 in the App store and has been for some time!
Some might call me a an addict, but definitely not as much as this crazy kid! 😆
I’m not really an addict but whenever new levels are released I’m curious to see if I can clock them.
There’s a lot I’ve understood and related back to real life by playing this game. Lemme s’plain…
1. It starts off easy – When you first start playing the levels are easy. It can seem hard though as you have to learn the rules of the game. You have to learn exactly how the controls work and what the objective is but, once you do, you’re in full flow.
2. It gets harder – As you progress the challenges get harder. Remember, if they didn’t the game wouldn’t be as much fun. If it didn’t give you a challenge you would get bored. Sometimes you’ll get stuck and hit a level that you just can’t beat. At those times it’s worth asking for help.
3. Sometimes you need hints – When you get stuck, you have a choice of remaining at that place for a long time, it will be rewarding to find the solution by yourself but it can take time. The alternative is get help from someone who’s been there before. When you do you’re trading in the gift of solving it by yourself but you do give yourself the gift of saving some time. Whichever method you choose is entirely your call. There is no shame in the short-cut. 🙂
4. With persistence and patience you can crack any level – It just takes commitment. If you opt for the option of solving it by yourself then you have gained something that you don’t get through any other means. There were times when I was stuck but I saw it through to completion. It was frustrating but extremely rewarding. What it ultimately gave me was the means to deal with any similar stumbling block.
5. Perspective – When you go back and try the early levels, you realise how easy they were, even though they seemed tough at the time. You think “how did I ever get stuck on those?” It makes you realise just how far you’ve come and how much you’ve learned.
6. There are hidden treasures – If you pay attention and explore you will find things that are hidden away. They are only there for people to find who really look. You may occasionally stumble across them if you’re lucky but when you really pay attention you find the bonuses that most people don’t stick around to find.
7. There’s more than one way to skin a cat (or more aptly, kill a pig) – You’ll complete a level one way but if you want to, you have the option to see if you could have done it a different way. There is never just one solution or just one answer. The first time you might have used three birds to complete the task and believe it could not be done with less until, you try again and realise you could’ve just done it with one.
8. Perfection isn’t important – It doesn’t matter how you get the job done. So long as it gets done. Sometimes you’ll get it done in a way that seems immaculate, other times it’ll be a hash job, but that’s the most important part, getting it done so you can move on!
9. There is no end – A truly great game has no end. I completed the original version the first time and thought “woooohooo” but then they released Seasons and also more levels on the original. So just when I thought it was over, it begun all over again. (I’m glad it did.) There is never an end, just a continuation in one form or another, so just enjoy the game, because there are always more levels to come.
10. Stealing baby birds is just plain wrong – When will the green pigs ever learn that they should never mess with birds and their babies! 😛
Thank you Amie, glad you like! 🙂
some time you can take the most overlooked or most simple thing and turn it into something profound and deep. LOL.. I had to read this about 3 times before it sunk in fully. but yes, liked! never played angry birds, might try it. 😉
Haha I’m so glad you like this one Amie and the only caveat about angry birds is prepare to get addicted! 🙂
Who would have thought that crazybirds can help you in life?!
But you are right, there is no end, you keep improving and getting help makes it all easier.
Thank you very much Daniel! 🙂
Super cute post I’ve come across in quite some time! I love Angry Birds and you brought it out so well. Good job!
Thank you Mehreen for stopping by and commenting! 🙂
Some time you can take the most ignored or most simple factor and flip it into some thing profound and deep. LOL.. I had to study this about 3 occasions before it sunk in totally. but yes, liked! by no means played angry birds, may try it.Super cute publish Iâ€™ve arrive across in fairly some time! I adore Angry Birds and you introduced it out so nicely. Good task!
Hey Grace, thank you so much for your lovely message and kind words. As I said to Amie, be warned if you start playing you could get hooked! 😛
I’m so glad you like the article! 🙂
Ahh, I love the end of this blog…. “there is no end…” Indeed, this is the ultimate understanding of our own growth and development, Amit. If we can view our own lives as a game without end, I believe it is a joyous adventure. Lets not be so serious! Our original nature, urges us to be a climber. We are a remarkable beings that are made to go vertical. When we aspire higher, we access higher rates of vibration, and consequently elevate our consciousness above fight / flight reactions found in the animal kingdom… and the angry bird kingdom, I imagine 🙂
I love that line – “and consequently elevate our consciousness above fight/flight reactions found in the animal kingdom! How very true! Thank you much for the comment and RT! 🙂
love this blog! who would’ve known that a game as frustrating yet addictive as Angry Birds would have such a profound effect on us? im thankful to the makers of this game coz it just goes to show that with patience, persistence and practice (the 3 Ps), we can overcome all obstacles in life especially if they look like green pumpkins or pigs lol!
excellent blog dude! definitely one for the Angry Bird masses! 🙂 xx
Haha glad you enjoyed this piece and you’re right, with persistence you can take on any obsticles! 🙂 xxx
Haha, that’s great. Who knew Angry Birds would be so profound?! 😉 Thanks for posting.
Aww you’re welcome Jessica and thank you so much for acknowledging the article. Have an awesome Easter!