It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and Rusty (perhaps the most positive person on planet Earth) joins Ben on the podcast to discuss a word that he feels is important to develop in life… resilience. Ben has conducted extensive research on the psychology of being resilient, the Google Ngram Viewer, and a mobile game designer who created an application to help her “slay her concussion.” Meanwhile, Rusty shares his secrets to a positive attitude and his enjoyment of the Horizon franchise.
00:00:54 - Why did Rusty pick the word resilience?
00:03:40 - Be the captain of your own ship, maintain your morale, and try not to get distracted
00:07:03 - Ben tries to imagine “angry Rusty,” and then to explain Google’s Ngram viewer
00:10:15 - Increased usage of the word resilience, and back to a glossary of n-gram terms
00:14:03 - Rusty responds to Ron Breazeale’s “11 skills/attitudes that can increase resilience"
00:22:34 - Video game characters finding their own resiliences, and Horizon’s Aloy
00:27:03 - Venting about the loss of a special character in Forbidden West
00:29:01 - Guerrilla Games is likely a Twizzlers family
00:33:10 - The water levels in Horizon: Forbidden West
00:36:51 - The “stealth kelp” plot hole, and forcing the player to hide in the water
00:39:02 - A bug is preventing Rusty from getting platinum, and blaming Aquaman
00:40:15 - Jane McGonigal’s books, games, and her story of resilience
00:43:10 - The game SuperBetter and how it can be used to improve resilience
00:46:45 - Ben’s “back in my day moment,” and a “shout out” for Ann
00:48:03 - Rusty and Ben’s closing thoughts on resilience!
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