The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Jane McGonigal

The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Jane McGonigal

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Descriptions: When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

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  1. is the 7 and a half minutes deducted from the amount of time it takes to do these resilience games? at the very least, it cancels out. you live longer though the years may be playing games ? we spend a 1/3rd of our lives asleep

  2. Let me put this straight. I was born with multiple congenital medical conditions among other medical problems. I was treated like a pariah by the people around me and by society, others' parents' included. Name calling, labelling, etc. Even Demon Child. But to me, I treated life and all of it as a game, and I survived up till today and always will, even though for just 1 of my conditions has a suicide rate of 67% and another has a suicide rate of 35%, among other conditions.

  3. Oyun oynayarak zor durumların üstesinen kararlılıkla, iyimserlikle ve yaratıcı bir biçimde geliyoruz. Oyunlar, bizi arkadaşlarımızla kaynaştırmaya ve arkadaşlık bağlarımızı kuvvetlendirmeye yarıyor. Oyun oynarken yardım istemeye daha eğimli oluyoruz. Bu videodan önce oyun oynamanın bu kadar yararlı olduğunu düşünmemiştim. Ayrıca Jane McGonigal'ın geliştirdiği oyunun travma sonrası gelişimin de dört aşaması olan fiziksel, mental, duygusal ve sosyal dayanıklılığı esas alması bana SuperBetter oyununu merak ettirdi.

  4. Amazing speech, I got more energy from this one.
    Every day I wonder that how can I elevating myself, and today I got the answer from the talk. thank you!
    I can feel that the warm courage is flowing into my mind. That's incredible power!