I love mine craft. I’m addicted. Obsessed might be going to bit far, maybe enthralled is a better word.
I know many of you probably have no idea what mine craft is, and again, many of you probably don’t care. None the less, to sum the game up in sentence, you build stuff, and destroy stuff, and try to stop evil monsters from killing you. This is typically (wrongly) classified as a ‘boys game.’
I think it is a actually rather amusing, the looks that people give me when they find out I play such a game. At the same time, a was a little taken a back, because I thought at my age the whole ‘boys games girls games’ wouldn’t exist anymore.
But it does. And it makes me sad. Because I seriously thought that those kind of stereotypes did not feature so prominently in society anymore. But they do and we get to live with them.
For a lot of people I don’t think that they purposely intend to think that way, it is just at the back of their mind, because they haven’t made a contentious effort to change their views, because they are so used to thinking one way.
I could be angry about the thoughts of so many people, and I am, and will continue to be, but have found that pity is a less destructive way a dealing with such people. It gives you moral high ground, and a sense of superiority, which tends to be more fun than being mad.