Kids, nowadays, are far more knowledgeable than the previous generation. I am not just talking about how they are computer game whiz. In addition to that, I am amazed at how they handle the situation.
Recently we visited a relative’s home. They have 2 boys. 7 year old and 5 year old. The older kid has a video game console, Xbox 360. He asked me if I would like to play a game called Mortal Combat vs DC Universe. And, I agreed to play with him. I also told the him I have never played that game before.
In this game, they take the old mortal combat heroes and make them compete against super heroes like Batman, Superman, Spider-man, etc.
The kid’s parent told me he is very good at playing this game. The kid explained to me “how” to play and the rules of the game.
OK the game starts. Within 2 minutes, I defeated him. Defeated him is a mild description. I just destroyed him. I just annihilated him. The kid did not get angry or disappointed. He was composed and smiling.
I asked the him why he did not get mad or angry or disappointed when I defeated him. He replied:
Because I let you win so you won’t be disappointed.
We played another 4 games. He destroyed me within 30 seconds in each game.
I am not talking about his skills. I am talking about his letting me win purposely the first game so I show continued interest. We used to do that to kids a few years ago. Nowadays, the kids are doing the same to us.