4 Ways Tetris Helped Me Become the Ultimate Best Friend
Find out how playing the world's most addictive puzzle game transformed me into a super bestie.
Playing Tetris does more than improve your hand-eye coordination. It’s also a valuable life coach that will help you become thoughtful, resourceful, and clever, three qualities many people look for in their friends.
Sound farfetched? Hear me out! Below are four examples of how playing Tetris turned me into the greatest best friend anyone can ask for. Well, in my personal opinion, anyway.
I’m Always on Time
Arriving on time and finding rock star parking to boot! These are two traits of a Tetris-playing bestie. All those moments waiting for the perfect moment to execute the ultimate combo taught me how to excel in the most stressful of situations. The result?
I know every shortcut around town, and have the necessary patience and skill to fit my car into the tiniest parking spaces. Meanwhile, you can always count on me to keep incredible time. Reservations at 8PM? I’ll be at your place at 7:30, and yes, the directions are already on Google Maps.
I’m an Organizational Ninja
We all know the pressure of having unexpected guests call to let you know they are minutes away, or even worse, right outside. Luckily, playing Tetris taught me how to clean up big messes in record time, and when it comes to organizing, I know how to make everything fit as neatly as possible.
Because of the Tetris Effect, I see combos forming throughout my home. The result? I line clear piles of trash lying around the house and handle clutter like a pro. Naturally, I can do the same for my friends the morning after that big weekend party, or holidays like Fourth of July and Thanksgiving. Hand me all of the Tupperware and I’ll fill the empty space in the fridge like a well-played game of Tetris.
I’m a Professional Snack Smuggler
While some moviegoers are OK with buying popcorn and humongous sodas at the theater, a high-scoring Tetris player knows how to fill up the empty space in his or her bag, thanks to many years of assembling Tetriminos within the Matrix.
Short on cash? No problem, friend! I have bottles of water, king-sized chocolate bars, and plenty of other goodies neatly packed into my purse, with room to spare!
Quality Relationship Advice
Being the go-to friend for relationship advice is often tiresome, but I always look on the bright side, thanks to some Tetris philosophy. The next time a friend wants to discuss his or her dating woes, I simply tell this person that life is all about finding the perfect fit.
Similar to Tetris, you can’t force things. Instead, you have to make all the right moves while waiting for that gorgeous I-Tetrimino to appear. Love at first sight!
Tetris made a huge impact on my ability to become a super bestie. Similarly, I hope you’re able to draw inspiration from this incredible game and apply it to your life. Expect more inspirational stories in the weeks ahead!