ew no boys have cooties and by cooties i mean centuries’ worth of institutionalized privilege
Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
This quote “flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication” makes it sound like you have to be some kind of super motivated and dedicated person to achieve this mental state, but, yeah no, we’re all capable of it. And why chilling out to rock some video games or do whatever you need to for that kind of mental relaxation is NOT a waste of your time.
what does the Fox say?
December 6th, 1989. “Fourteen women are dead for one reason: they are women.” Today I remember those women, and I remember that it has been many, many more than fourteen.