Remember that awesome game i told you about? Well, i haven’t played in several weeks and now it’s going to be shut down.
I feel like a jerk for resisting paying real money to play Glitch. ‘Cause this wasn’t just Farmville, this was a thing of beauty. It was a community of interesting people. It was something that some very talented people worked really hard to create. It was imaginative and multi-faceted and enriching, even if it was just a video game. It turns out that if you love a game you have to take it a little bit seriously, because the people who make games have to put food on the table, too. So i’m sorry, Tiny Speck, for never paying to play Glitch.
I’ve learned something from this, and also from The Happiness Project—if something brings you happiness, it’s worth spending money on. I mean, my dad taught me that lesson a long time ago, but for some reason i treated things that i could get for free as an exception. That’s why i played Glitch without subscribing, and it’s why i listen to Spotify for free and never buy music anymore. So, i’m thinking of ways to put more support toward the things that bring me joy. I might buy CDs again or subscribe to Spotify. I might get into vinyl and go for the whole audiophile thing. I might pay a few bucks the next time a really good game catches my attention. I want to go see the Mucha exhibit in Cedar Rapids. I’ve been buying an ebook here and there. I should try to buy more handmade stuff and fewer sweatshop clothes. I might take another Yoga class or dance class. I recently bought/adopted a dog and have been buying some toys that really make him happy. 🙂 Generally, i have a hard time allowing myself to spend money where it isn’t really necessary to do so (except on good food), but i could and should loosen up a little bit. Because things like Glitch need my support to survive.