Every once in a while, I stumble upon a very interesting, life changing piece of information that would benefit the greater good. Today’s gem comes to us via a TED talk presented by game developer, Jane McGonigal. She tells us how to add 10 years to your life using four simple exercises. Her 18 minute talk is packed with so much information I’ll discuss it over several posts.
This talk, like all other TED Talks, is entertaining and thought-provoking. After all, is a game developer in the position to give us life-altering instruction? Isn’t the prevailing opinion that video games are a complete waste of time? It turns out that Jane McGonigal has the math and the science to prove her points.
Please take a moment to watch the video above. It will be the foundation for all of the thoughts that follow.
McGonigal talks about:
- The five biggest death-bed regrets
- Post-traumatic growth
- The four resiliances that add to longevity
- The way games fulfill our desires
- How to add 10 years to your life
I’m posting the first three bullet points today. Enjoy those extra 10 years!
On a side note, Netflix has a TED series of life hacks available on instant download. If you’ve never heard of TED, they host a series of talks by experts in the field on just about any topic imaginable. For runners, you may like How to Tie Your Shoes with stronger knots. If you’re a nature buff, you may enjoy Photos from a Storm Chaser. Looking for a worldly solution? Check out How to Reduce Poverty? Fix Homes.