Everything I Ever Needed to Know,I Learned from Playing Lemmings
By John Weiss
- Sometimes someone has to make a sacrifice for the common good (with any luck, it won't require blowing up. . .)
- Following the crowd is not always a good idea. . . they could be walking off of a cliff.
- Before you jump, see how far down it is.
- If you are going to leap off a cliff, don't forget your umbrella.
- Our society depends on different people doing their own thing for the common good.
- Sometimes the best move is to nuke everything and start fresh.
- If life didn't seem to give you the tools you need, improvise.
- Just because you only need to save 50% doesn't mean that you can't save all of them. Or that your shouldn't try.
- Lemmings have feelings, too...they are afraid of being hurt, just like people. Treat both with concern.
- Plan ahead.
- It is often best to have one lemmings working on the task at hand and to have the others kept out of the way.
- Life is a lot like Lemmings-you get dropped into strange, new place and are expected to overcome lots of strange obstacles to reach a goal and you have no idea why.
- Life is full of hidden traps.
- Society depends most heavily on those who build and those who keep order (builders and blockers).
- Lemmings don't hurt other lemmings. If they did, they never get anything done.
- Lemmings, like most people, fail to take time to admire the world around them.
- If you master one task/level, you get a tougher one.
- Some obstacles can't be overcome. . . you must simply go around them.
- Lemmings wear hats in the cold.
- Lemmings have a learning curve rather like most people you'll meet. . . just about nil.
- Lemmings aren't afraid to carry an umbrella, just in case they need it.
- Lemmings have no social lives. . . they never talk to each other. But they don't appear too happy, either.
- Lemmings can't swim and drown a lot. Learn to swim.
- One lemming can ruin a level for all they others.
John Weiss Last modified: Sat Nov 8 11:29:45 MST 2003