Within chapter seven, McGonigal comes up with a new innovative game that can be used in the very reality of individuals lives, “Chore Wars”. With the thought of this concept she really knows how to reel or bring in new ideas to get people going, motivated, and ecstatic about the simplest things that doesn’t really require that much energy to do. She finds herself competing with her husband on who can accomplish more within chores around the house. Mcgonigal sets up ground rules and what not to follow in order for her to stay on her task. Interestingly enough in regularly “Fixes”, for Fix #7 she defines that, “Games motivate us to participate more fully in whatever we’re doing.” Points that are thrown across such as,
“:To participate wholeheartedly in something means to be self motivated and self directed, intensely interested and genuinely enthusiastic”
“If we’re forced to do something, or if we do it halfheartedly we’re not really participating.”
“If we don’t care how it all turns out, we’re not really participating.”
“If we’re passively waiting it out, we’re not really participating”
Can’t all these thoughts be processed and viewed what we do just in order to get the “dream job” that we want in life? College students work their tales off in order to get where they want to be in life. If one is forced into a major that is not their own particular desire, the student may or may not perform as well in the class as they would like to be. They then aren’t really participating in what they should be at all. If we don’t care about the outcome of a class, then say goodbye to an awesome gpa. Lastly if one was waiting out on something, such as work to be done that can be connected to procrastination. All of these concepts can be generally be connected to our college life and how we’re going to be able to beat this game in order to get that said “dream job”. Just a thought on how I looked at this chapter within her book.