Simon Sinek

Life is not a competition, it’s a game. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about all the fun we can have before it ends.

Whether it is the fights we are having in politics or about getting yourself out of bed every morning to go to work or school or trying to keep yourself save health-wise. Everything at times can feel like a fight. So it is good to – at times – take a step back and remember that enjoying life is just as important.

My happy face

At times it feels like the end of the world with COVID-19 and its economic consequences, #BlackLivesMatter, police brutality and (systemic) racism within our society. Oh, and there is also this thing called climate change and global warming. So I thought, sure why not watch the Joker.

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My South Park story

Another backlog game completed and I was pleasantly surprised. South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of those RPGs that does not focuses on deep leveling or specialization customization, but rather wants to tell you a story, a specific South Park story that is.

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My crazy in-laws

In 2018 with much fanfare an all Asian cast movie was released called Crazy Rich Asians. The movie is based on the first book in a trilogy written by Kevin Kwan. The movie, with an estimated budget of $30 million, did quite well with a worldwide gross of almost $240 million. However the movie was met with quite some controversy and critic.

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My Divine loss

Divinity: Original Sin (or D:OS for short) was one of those RPGs that got praises everywhere. It had a very successful Kickstarter campaign and according to many it over delivered. Back in those days I was busy with other games, but I did scoop it up when it was on a Steam Summer Sale (remember those?).

A few years ago I had some space between games and gave D:OS a try, but it somehow never clicked. Since I had plenty of other games to play I just added it to my backlog and continued with other games. Now with us all being at home and me racing through my backlog as if I’m trying to make it to the bathroom, I saw this game popping up again.

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My doubts in life

Growing up, the series Scrubs was a huge part of my teenage life. It solidified my choice of working in healthcare and it taught me valuable lessons on life, love, death and how best to cope with it all. Here in the Netherlands we are always a bit late when sitcoms come to our country, but I remember fondly when I first got in contact with the show, a marathon weekend of Scrubs on Comedy Central in an era with nothing else on TV (and no Streaming Services), I got hooked immediately.

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Walt Disney

We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

One of the more famous quotes of the late Walt Disney. It is an inspiration which can be found to this day at Disney, for example in coding of the Disney+ site. It is a philosophy which is embedded in the organization and one to live by. Always be curious, fuel your imagination and never settle with the status quo!