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Gaming in real life

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With the increasing number of people I know taking to gaming, I thought this would be useful, at least partially :)

Video game conditioning sways real-life choicesWed, Jan 28 01:55 PMLondon, Jan 28 (ANI): Lessons learned in video games like World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero or Mario Kart, can easily influence real life choices, says a new study.Paul Fletcher, a neuroscientist at Cambridge University, UK, who led the study, said that as video games become more immersive and realistic, all involved ought to realise the potential."I don't think this is evidence that video games are bad. We just need to be aware that associations formed within the game transfer to the real world - for good or bad," New Scientist quoted Fletcher, a former gamer, as saying.Earlier it has been shown that video games and virtual reality can sway our emotions, help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, and even trigger the same biological pathways as food and cocaine.But Fletcher noted that till date…

Sometimes ....

I've got to let you go, I know that now I think I believe I can live with just your memories How true is it ? We sometimes feel that we've moved on That those days of tears have gone Then one day it crashes down sadness that doesn't go away even after darkness becomes dawn I thought I was over it But I knew I never will be I don't even think I want to be Now I say Like I've said so many times before I mss you There are so many things I've wished for I night on your lap Ask you a thousand questions, to which I always thought you'd be answering for me When the time comes... the time never will Just hold your hand and walk Go shopping with you Chop vegetables when you cook Go riding with you  Just talk with you ... Now here I am, Lost and alone with only memories to keep me going I tell myself, this is what she would've said, and do that We both know I'm just cheating myself. We both know it'd never be the same I saw some movie My frinds were talking It rained Somebody missed somebody …

Everytime....

Everytime you come by, my whole world becomes  a bit brighter, the day seems more hopeful and I can always feel a smile spread across my face. Everytime you come by, I know you're not going to stay for long, I know that the good bye last July was a little different from all other good byes we've told each other in the past. This one was more of a push, this one had more of certainity in it. More permanance. Everytime you come by, I know that it's just a visit.  Everytime you come by and leave, it hurts to watch you leave.  It feels like a part of me is being ripped away, to leave an empty hole again. A hole which only you can and will fill. Everytime you ask if I want you to come by, I say yes, I don't have to think at all. Though I know that when you leave, the hurt which I've learnt to get used to starts hurting all over again, like an old wound, not quite fully healed being hit upon. Love is weird. It makes you think hurt is ok. No, not that. I'm sure it's not.  …

What can I say ....

I'm gonna let you down I know that now Make you cry, I know I will Why should you believe I would never leave Or that I'll be around still
For everything I do That would tear at you, let me say I'm sorry now You could save your soul
You could walk a while  down the mystery mile
But if you choose to come back, I will always be there 
Trying harder than ever To love you forever.

Love Contradicted ...

I found proof... It's there below ... I don't know why I'm writing this here. 

Everytime someone says love doesn't exist, I defend it with all I have, firmly saying that it does. If someone tells me that love does exist I say, I'm not so sure. I thought I was just being an idiot. Just some idiot who just wants to prove others wrong. The truth is that, it's not true. Atleast not here. There are 2 parts of me. One part, which belongs to my past, knows love exists because I've seen it with my own eyes, experienced it. Experienced the safety it gives and the wings of freedom it bestowed on me. But, the second part is part of the cynical doubtfull me, a part which does not believe... or is too scared to believe that I would find such love again anywhere else. It's too good to be true and more and more people say it doesn't exist- which doesn't translate to the absence of love, rather to the absence of loving people, hence to all those who think I'm…

At home

I went home for eleven whole days after so very long.First 2 days, I was just unwinding, then 7 days of glorious freedom, body and soul, literally liberated. I wanted to write how that felt, I wanted to continue feeling that way. I even had a plan in my mind to do just that.  Plans, like theories are very interesting things, when sitting far away and making them, you feel like you can execute it perfectly and all will be well. So there I was dreaming of just that. The day of departure was getting closer, and my plan still a plan but the feasibility was questioned increasingly, till, now, here I am at coll. The plan tossed out the train window.  The plan was for getting through this trime with some peace of mind, don't have THAT plan, lets see how spontaneous trial and error works :P

True Love - Proved !

"Is true love really true?" I have been asking this question for just about 2 weeks now - till before that, I just thought it was, maybe a little far fetched, but I was sure is was possible and existent.A discussion with 2 very good friends made me question it, as they were quite sure that there is no such thing, but as a consoling statement, said, "It would be nice if it does exist though..." That was the biggest blow. If they'd just stuck to their vehement "no, it's all farce, I would've been happy to believe my point of view and not consider alternatives, but they were trying to console me for my "childish beliefs". Then started my 2 week long search for the answer, I got just one firm answer confirming my original idea, and a whole lot of "I'm not really sure...", "I don't know, really..." and one "If you want me to leave, you can say so directly". After those very encouraging words, I'd decide…

HAPPY NEW YEAR :D

A very happy New Year to ya !This was the first time I entered a new year without being surrounded by any of my family ... blood relatives. No blessings from daddy yet, 3 days into the year. His blessings are always with me right :) But it makes such a big diifference... one night, it was 2008, and it was still what happened last year... now... it's what happened in 2007... 2008, completely ... I hated that part :(
I'll be home next week same time, feels good. Feels really good! For someone who wanted to fly, I like being rooted. I guess I'm a homing bird, always will be, and I love that bit :) The new year promises a lot of change, not much sleep... people getting in, more effort to stay in touch rather than take for granted like before. I think it'll be fine ... 
As for 2008 ... some of the best, the scariest, the loneliest, the happiest, and a whole load of interesting feelings which I can really blog. I liked it. I refuse to love it, but I did like it. I learnt a lot. I …