When we play a game, we tackle tough challenges with more creativity, more determination, more optimism, and we're more likely to reach out to others for help.

Jane McGonigal

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Source: "The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote, research on games shows that when we turn challenges into a game, we try harder, come up with more creative solutions, and are more likely to enlist help from others. This quote is from game designer Jane McGonigal's 2012 TED Talk about a game she designed that helps improve one's health and quality of life. McGonigal invented this game was she recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Says McGonigal, the game encourages people to use traumatic incidents as a "springboard" for recovery, leading to a phenomenon called "post-traumatic growth." Watch the full TED Talk here: Jane McGonigal - The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life