I was watching Ben Shapiro's Sunday Special last week. He had Jordan Peterson on, and the discussion was both fascinating and enlightening.
For gamers especially, the call to adventure is recognizable. We continually seek adventure through our characters, if not in everyday life. The mythic struggle that's in all of us, yearning for expression! It seldom gets talked about, except in games, art, and religion... but it's a vitally important aspect of the human condition.
As I've talked about multiple times, the reason for roleplaying at all is immersion - to feel as though you are there, on some level, taking part in what's happening. To experience another world and everything that goes with it. Like the movie Total Recall, you get to vacation from yourself.
There's more than that, of course. After addressing the ridiculous comparison of Peterson to Red Skull, their discussion veers from psychology to politics to philosophy. Blogger hides the video if you're on a mobile device, so I'll include a link to the YouTube video right over here.
BTW, the title of this blog post is a direct quote from the video, around the 8:30 mark.
Please, feel free to post your thoughts below...
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