Everyone knows Tetris. Everyone loves Tetris. But did you know that Tetris can teach you much more than just how to tidy things up in a nice, orderly fashion? Well it can. Visualised through the medium of seven different coloured shapes, Tetris is a tiny parallel microcosm of our own lives. We are possibly talking bollocks, but these are, in our opinion, the things that Tetris teaches us about life. Prepare for existential enlightenment...
Life Lesson #1: The general idea is that you get a lot of shit dropped on you that needs sorting out
Life Lesson #2: When getting started, things are pretty easy and you can afford to be a little crazy. Enjoy it, this carefree period doesn't last long
Life Lesson #3: You'll make some pretty stupid decisions along the way
Life Lesson #4: Some people are good at repairing damage caused by stupid decisions
Life Lesson #5: Other people aren't so good at repairing damage caused by stupid decisions
Life Lesson #6: Be prepared for adversity. It's cruel and unfair, but you never know what you're going to get and sometimes things just won't go your way
Life Lesson #7: Things will gather pace until they move so fast that you no longer feel in control. Ultimately you become confused and bewildered
Life Lesson #8: In the end, you're neither a winner or a loser. You're just someone who tries to sort out a load of random shit that happens. Maybe you made a mess of things. Maybe you didn't. Either way, you're not playing the game anymore
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