The life lessons that hit the hardest tend to come from unexpected places. I can't say that I ever expected to learn more about myself playing Super Smash Bros. on friend's couches than I ever did doing homework, but here we are. Spoonfuls of sugar will always help the medicine go down, and video games have a way of sneaking those into your diet, one way or another. 

15 redditors agree and decided to lay out what their digital doctors prescribed. 


1. BUY BUY BUY SELL SELL SELL SleeplessShitposter

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<h2><br />2. Smell those roses but be ready for the dirt. Agreed <a href=Skinnyscales

videogame lessons from reddit - eventually you have to face the plot


3. Dang this game taught you about capitalism PM_ME_HOT_GRILL_PICS

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<h2><br />4. This might be the most important lesson of all <a href=ratherperson

videogame lessons from reddit - definitely save before you try something difficult


5. Eye(s) on the prize moronicuniform

videogame lessons from reddit - can't sleep when enemies are nearby


6. Everything will...slide into place alcheMistsz

videogame lessons from reddit - tetris helps you fit stuff in real life

7. If they don't run off on you for items, they're a real one OptimoreWriting

videogame lessons from reddit - find trustworthy people and stick with them


8. Video gaming parents >>> Darthaggro

videogame lessons from reddit - patience


9. Forever and ever and ever. Forget strategy guides Stanzin7

videogame lessons from reddit - if at first you don't succeed, google it


10. Smart > Hard Chime45

videogame lessons from reddit - don't work hard, work smart


11. Flying through these streets trying not to get wasteddddd Oodles_of_noodles_

videogame lessons from reddit - if you're gonna run from the cops, make sure you have a fast car


12. GET THOSE PYLONS filthridden

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13. Assess these shots, my friends Sati1984

videogame lessons from reddit - assess the situation first


14. You decide how shitty your geometric life looks Star-Waffle

videogame lessons from reddit - minecraft


15. Perk up! Ardaz

videogame lessons from reddit - if you're feeling down, just eat a mushroom