Do you play games at all?
If you do understand how life works, it is infact like a game. However in this game that we are in we cannot reverse it. If you play it well, you can live a great life, if you play it badly, you know what I mean.
So SIMs 3 is quite a popular game that has been around for some time right now. I used to play SIM 1 on the normal computer but now I am playing it on my Iphone.
So recently a friend asked me, “How can Games like this help Kids with Maths”..
In this game, you are required to play a character (a man or woman). He/she will own a house furnished with the basic equipment, he/she will be clothed and so on. Like a real human being, the character needs to be moulded and developed. It has to read books to learn, it has to go to work to earn money and etc.
Like the real world, the character has to spend money on food, furnishing the house and so on. So there’s money to be spent here. When there’s money involve, maths too come in the picture.
So in SIMs 3, I was looking for ways to speed up the characters income because at a normal job, even promoted its income will hit a ceiling income of $300. Sounds familiar with you? If you relate back to work life, yes your income will hit a ceiling if you stay on a job regardless of your papers.
However they are hobbies that the Sims can do such as gardening and fishing. And only recently I discovered that you can actually sell the crops we grow and the fish we caught.
So i made some calculations…
For a 8am to 6pm job ( 9 hours) – $300 earnings per day
On average when we fish – 2 fish per hour and each fish can be sold at the least $40 per fish. Yes I don’t know why its like this but it is like that cos it does want to teach us something here.
So imagine 2 x 9 hours x $40 = $720 per day
Now i began to think. Is it worth it to work or it is better to get good at fishing and growing the crops. What do you think?
Here’s how to start shifting your childrens thinking about entrepreneurship. Get them to play this game, however give them some objectives.
Give them a mission/objective
>> Earn $1000 in a week in that game. ( Game time and real life time are different).
>> Let them explore the options.
>> Guide them bit by bit. Teach them to calculate the working hours and the amount to catch fish or grow crops.
>> Now explain to them why they should go into entrepreneurship with the Fish and Growing Crops method.
>> Explain to them in a Spiritual sense too. This requires some Ilmu to explain.. Here we can talk about abundance.
As i said from the start life is like a game which we cannot reverse but in a game like this you can restart it and start afresh when you make mistakes. So its actually fine to expose kids to games because they can learn so much from it. And do set some objectives and agendas for them too. Else they too will be wasting hours on it without learning anything.