Are you a 80’s or 90’s kid? If you are, then you KNOW that Mario games were the best. Simple concept, somewhat hard, and addicting! Mario Games are a ton of fun to play. Many of us had played this game for fun but along with fun this game taught us following lessons about money.
1. Every Coin Counts
In Super Mario, golden coins are everywhere. There’s so many of them that they’re easy to ignore. “I don’t need that coin on top of the pipe,” you tell yourself. “I’ll get more later.”
But every single one of those coins matters. If you collect 100 coins in the game, you earn an extra life. And that extra life could mean the difference between beating Bowser’s Castle and starting back at the first level in the game.
The same holds true in real life: every penny matters. You never know when you’ll need that money for something important, so grab all the coins that you can.
2. Don’t Gamble Your Life for a Little Money
There are plenty of coins in the game that look impossible to get. They’re suspended in air off the edge of the cliff, taunting you. Of course they’re technically reachable (they wouldn’t be there if it was impossible to get to them). But there’s a pretty good chance you’ll fall right off the ledge if you try to grab it.
On the one hand, every cent matters. But on the other hand, don’t go risking your life to earn an extra buck. In real life and in the Mushroom Kingdom, every rupee has an opportunity cost, including what it takes to earn it. And sometimes, it’s not worth the risk.
3. Be prepared for change
In Super Mario at every level you have been assigned with separate set of role and responsibility. This concept teaches us that we have to be ready for every type of changes. Remember that No job is always secured so we should diversify our skill set to fit in ourselves for different hats.
4. Keep Your Eye on the Prize
It’s easy to get caught up in the little tasks during the game. Grab the mushrooms, collect the coins, stomp the Goombas… You’ll often feel like you’re in survival mode, just trying to stay alive until you can reach the end of the level and walk through that castle.
But remember you have a bigger purpose. Remember your ultimate goal: to pass the level and save the Princess. So when times get rough, when you don’t think you can make it past the flying fish and fire balls, or when you get distracted by the hundreds of shiny coins in the air, think about the Princess, the reason why you’re going through all of this hassle in the first place.
Like in the real world, it’s easy to get distracted by the short-term goals and obstacles in front of you. Stay motivated and focused by keeping you eye on the prize.
Besides, money is useless unless you have someone you love to share it with your princess.
Super Mario Infographic:-
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