Wednesday, April 04, 2007
wii wants to play
i've been wanting to write about an experience i had with some 10-year-olds... an experience where they blew my mind via their Nintendo DS system skills. I had asked them what games they were playing… and if they’d show me how to play them. I couldn’t believe it… these game systems have come a LONG way since our “Game Boy” days. I was completely baffled by the kids’ skills on the DS. Unfreakinbelieveable. Did you know that they use touch screens and the buttons and watch 2 screens... all at the same time? And DS is wireless so they can play each other from across the room. Ok, that wi-fi part may not be mind-boggling but the graphics on the games are. And the kids worked together, recognizing each others skill-sets and utilizing them to beat level upon level. I was pretty impressed. i'm thinking i should get a DS... or a PSP... or maybe a Wii. well, anyway, these kids are amazing... they were telling me about their favorite websites and their favorite tv shows... i can't wait to see what their generation does... they're going to do some incredible things... i just know it.
well, i thought i'd share a little something that my friend, Chris Tabberer had emailed along. (Side note: you should check out his podcast.)
anyway, here's the story "Two Wolves"... enjoy...
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."