Jane McGonigal Quotes

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Jane McGonigal Quotes

We can boost our immune systems by strengthening our social networks and decreasing stress.
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Gamers always believe that an epic win is possible and that it's always worth trying, and trying now. Gamers don't sit around.

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We've been playing games since humanity had civilization - there is something primal about our desire and our ability to play games. It's so deep-seated that it can bypass latter-day cultural norms and biases.

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Game designers are obsessed with emotion. How do we create the emotions that we want gamers to feel, and how can we really make it this intense, emotional experience?

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When my life is stressful, my favorite game is called 'Pop It,' where you pop balloons and prizes fall out. It's a five-minute game that focuses my mind and gives me extra attention when I'm stressed.

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Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge - whether it's coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this 'post-traumatic growth.'

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Clinically speaking, depression is a pessimistic sense of your own capabilities, and despondent lack of energy.

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In the future, I think it's pretty plausible that collective intelligence tools and skills will be important in order to be a part of global dialog, global business, and global creativity. People who know how to negotiate collective intelligence networks are going to be in a good position to contribute to global society.

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I'm not a fan of simulations. Where, 'Oh, we'll go play a simulation of world peace and figure out how to make peace' and then somehow magically that will get translated into the real world. No, that's not the kind of games that I make.

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Games that make you feel good about yourself are good games to be playing.

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When we know our strengths, we're more likely to use them.

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The more we consume, acquire, and elevate our status, the harder it is to stay happy.

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Games are providing rewards that reality is not.

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