Last night I was playing a computer game called Tasty Planet: Back For Seconds about a blob that absorbs everything smaller than itself and gets increasingly larger as it eats. I had played the original game a while ago. It was clearly “indie” but the basic concept had a lot of potential, and the sequel has improved in a lot of ways.

I came to the realization last night that I was hungry, yet I continued to play. I thought about that for a moment – “I’m hungry but instead of feeding myself I would rather play a game in which a virtual creature stuffs its face in order to get bigger so it can eat more stuff.” And yet I continued playing. And God only knows how long that would’ve gone on for because a thunder storm interrupted me shortly after ingesting Egypt.

In fact, I’m hungry right now, my stomache is growling at me, but here I am at the computer writing about how ironic it was to be hungry and ignore it so that a virtual creature could eat. Should I stop now?

About benjaminfrog

Yo. I'm a 30-something Christian guy and published author with a love for gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. I blog about pop culture, living as a young Christian guy, and living with A.S.
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2 Responses to Priorities

  1. Mum says:

    Yes please.

  2. alison says:

    Good point. I think many people stuff themselves with food and, unwittingly, we avoid doing the hard work our souls ask of us. Your example is, to me, refreshing!

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