Snakes and Greed

I’m trying not to become a lifestyle blog. I have no intention on how to tell anyone how to live their life, mainly because I can’t verify that what I’m saying is really the way to do things. That said though every now and then I like writing small reflections on things every now and then.

As this post is titled, it’s about snakes and greed. Hold up, I know what you’re thinking but rest assured I’m not harboring any resentment or ill will towards anyone. I’m not going to talk about how money ruins man. I’m not going to talk about liars and their poisonous tongues. I’m going to talk about something way less deep.

Snake is a classic video game where you are a snake tasked with going around a small boxed off zone to gobble up as much food (or MacGuffin) as possible. The twist is that every time you eat a food you grow a little, and if you run into your own body or the wall, it’s game over.

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Now here is the masterful a+ high quality premium grade reflection. This game involves the most basic form of strategy that exists, and strategy always brings out life lessons. Here’s Snake’s:

  1. Don’t be greedy
  2. Good things come to those who wait
  3. Sometimes you need to ignore short term gains to accomplish long term goals
  4. Be kind of greedy

I crossed out the second and third point because I realized that it was just increasingly verbose restatement of the first point.

Playing the game, if you rush towards the food every single time, sooner or later you will end up trapping yourself. It’s the fastest way, but it doesn’t ensure that you will last. On the other hand, if you try to weave and condense yourself every time before you go to the next food you are assured safety from entanglement, although it does take a considerably larger amount of time.

The moral of these two strategies is that if you are ultimately greedy and not thinking or planning for any long term goals, you might end up closing doors on yourself. On the other hand though, if you spend your whole life planning, you could possibly miss out on some of the doing.

And that’s all I really have to say. I love snake, it’s a fun and relaxing game to pass the time.

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