Consumers, Creators, And Building A Board Game With My Kids
Every year I set goals for the year and some of those goals involve particular things I want to teach my kids.
Last year I set a goal to create a board game with my kids. Our family really enjoys playing games, especially games like 7 Wonders, Ticket To Ride, Settlers of Catan, Bohnanza, and Qwirkle (just to name a few). Many of our family nights are spent playing a game while eating large quantities of popcorn.
The vast majority of people spend their lives consuming, enjoying, and purchasing what a small minority create.
And most people would probably say that there’s one main thing that separates consumers from creators: talent.
And certainly, in some cases, this is true. But I would venture to believe that it’s not the biggest thing that separates them.
I believe that the two main reasons the majority of people are consumers while the minority of people are creators is that most people don’t believe they can create something useful, fun, or great, and of the few that do, most don’t have the discipline, drive, or perseverance to see their good ideas through to completion.
I believe there’s an incredible amount of untapped potential and talent bound up in the heart of every human created in the image of God.
Most of it has not been tried and found wanting, but rather wanted and not tried.
I don’t want my kids growing up in the consumer majority. I want them to grow up believing they can create great things. And I want them to possess what it takes to see their ideas through to completion.
That’s why I’m creating a board game with my kids.
I want them to see with their own eyes that it’s possible, so that they can believe that much bigger things that they can’t see are possible to create as well.
We’re making great progress on the game and are getting real close to completing a working prototype.
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About Josh Christophersen
Josh is a software engineer, church planter, and blogger with a passion for helping people do their life well. He lives in KC with his wife and 7 kids.