Do or Do Not

“We don’t really have a choice, do we?”

“That is where you are wrong. There is always a choice. The real question is, which ending are you more comfortable with, ethically?”

“What?”

“You heard me. There is always, always a choice to make. You can let things happen and you can fight against them or you can do something completely different. The point is that there is a choice, especially when it looks like there isn’t.”

“You’re talking crazy! I can’t let him hurt people like that!”

“But you could, you know, it’s a choice you make, even if it’s a choice you made before the question was even asked. The fact that you’ve stayed with that answer instead of looking around for some other way speaks to me of one of at least two things. Number One: you fully believe that this is the way to go, or Number Two: you are too weak or uncreative to find another way.”

“What?”

“So which consequence would you rather live with?”

Vintage Games

Listening to the sound of my younger sister and her husband talk video games with our eldest niece and nephews.

“The owl has more usefulness than Sheik!”

“We get the picture!”

I accidentally mentioned that I wish there was more Sheik usage in the game “Zelda: Ocarina of Time.” It was the only Zelda game that I ever played as a kid and my eldest niece was asking for pointers on how to do something for the Princess of the Twilight (is that the right one?) game that she had borrowed from one of her aunts. I know nothing about that game other than Link is the main character and Zelda will likely be mentioned in it somewhere.

Her response was amusing.

“You mean I have to figure this game out by myself?!”

shrugs I like getting them into vintage games. They are harder and take a little bit more skill than some of the newer games that are gore-free. Most of the kid-friendly games nowadays seem to have built-in cheats that make them easier to move up in levels with less skill. Not that they spend a lot of time on anything electronic anyway, but sometimes they need something a little more challenging when they are playing video games.

Now if only Wii would have “Donkey Kong: Country” available in their Wii Store again.