Human Connection

The world is more digitally connected than ever, yet how are we disconnected from one another?

Yesterday I went to Coronado island in San Diego to set up a play stand and demo the game with strangers.Β It was a very eye-opening experience. About 90% of the people I asked to play a game with me gave a hard no!

πŸ‘‰ Is it because they thought there were strings attached? 

πŸ‘‰ Were they in a rush?

πŸ‘‰ Too weird to play a game with a stranger?

What I thought would be an exciting and social day turned out to be somewhat of a flop. Don’t get me wrong, there were a few people (literally 3) out of the 100+ that I asked that said yes. And those 3 experiences were a lot of fun!

But this leads me to my main point…

Will we make a digital version of “I’m Right You’re Wrong”?

People ask me this often. While resources are the immediate hurdle, the truth is that Derek and I don’t know if we want to do this. 

We started Right Wrong Game Co to bridge gamers and non-gamers, but more importantly, to bring people physically together. To connect for the sake of mental wellness and community. 

It’s one thing to laugh over a screen, it’s another to be in the physical presence of others – something we have missed over the past few years with Covid. 

In this overly digitized world, I believe we need human connection more than ever. Let’s bring the human back into being human.

The essence of being human & connecting. 

I want to walk down the street and exchange smiles with strangers. To sit at a park bench and have conversations with a neighbor. Or even share laughter over a game of cards at the beach.

Whenever we say yes to one thing, we say no to another, so contemplating the idea of a digital game could possibly take us away from something aligned with our greater purpose.  

I say yes to real human connection, in-person communities & friendships, and embodying our quest in being a mental health game company.

June 27, 2022

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