Metal Detecting as a Metaphor for Success ➶

Andrew Crawshaw, speaking about his new game The Magnificent Truffle Pigs over at my childhood friend’s excellent website, Yin Indie:

I felt that metal detecting was a great metaphor for success; you can spend your whole life metal detecting and only find junk, or you might do it for the first time tomorrow and find a gold hoard. There isn’t always that trade-off between hard work and the end result.

I think that’s one of the things that a lot of people overlook when they’re playing the game; recognising that when something good happens in life it can be a result of luck and not always hard work. Or that sometimes you can work your fingers to the bone and never get that reward you feel you deserve. I think if you don’t recognise that, it can cloud your appreciation of how other people get along in life, or don’t get along in life.

So true.

# Wednesday, 27 October 2021

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