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Besides, I could turn that disadvantage in a plot.
But stop talking about me, I'm ready to read you too.
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Thus in most cases I try to avoid competition. Just admit I lost before it even started to avoid stress. But yeah, my approach isn't the best lol.
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Let's step back. I'm an academic and the job market is terrible. There are very few jobs that come up a year, and for each job well over one hundred people will apply. But you know what? When I was in the job market I wasn't really in competition with every other person who specialized in popular culture. Why? Because we are all different people. Each one of us is a unique combination of things. If they hired some other pop culture person, If might be because that person also did Russian stuff. I don't do do Russian stuff so we aren't really in competition. Who knows why search committees picked me over someone else, or them over me. Nothing I can control, so I try not to stress about it.
Now when it comes to games? The idea, "why would they play my game, when they could do something else?" still is related to what I typed above. You can't control other people and everyone has such different desires, that it isn't really competition. So for example, yesterday I spent a lot of time playing Robert Yang's new game Tearoom. Tearoom is a historical bathroom simulator that is super arty and quasi gay pornographic but really political. Is that game in competition with the new Madden football game? Not really. Those are just not even in the same universe. I have personal tastes and I'll do things with my time that match my tastes. If your stuff matches my tastes, then I'll spend my time with your stuff. If it doesn't, then I won't.
Just do your stuff the best you can, work on marketing it...and then let people choose what they want to do with their time. I just don't think of competition as being involved at all.
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Comparing yourself to other people can be pretty damaging in any direction, and I don't know if it necessarily produces good results anyway.
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