Last week at my Works Christmas Meal for a short time everyone remembered for a short time why playing games, even as an adult, is magical and brings people closer together both personally and socially because of playing the game itself. The game was an entertaining card game called ‘Cards Against Humanity: UK edition’ which made everyone laugh and enjoy evening more.
It reminded me of the fact that our modern world has on the whole lost that simple magic of playing games even telling stories to each other something our an ancestors did regularly to pass on history, knowledge and even just for fun. Stories and games then were an important way people bound together their communities even their whole society.
But this is something which has been forgotten in our modern world strangely by our modern media which gives us a better window to the world, knowledge even games but even if so called interactive it lacks one major thing it is remote by it very nature. Taking Television for example all we do is sit in front of a screen passively with no real face to face interaction between the participants themselves.
This has meant that that something important has been lost in our modern world something which helped to bind us together as people as now playing games and listening to stories has become a passive and remote affair losing the magic of face to face interaction between the people playing the game or the story teller and the listeners.
My personal view this is extremely bad for the people of the modern world as now because people rarely listen to story tellers face to face or play games face to face, we are talking board and card games, they are losing a direct connection with people, their society and humanity itself. This having the detrimental effect of disconnecting people from each other, their society and humanity itself.
Everyone should make the effort to listen to story tellers and play games socially more as it will being back magic to our lives and a much missing fun and colour back into our modern world.
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