At first glance it seems like another distracting and highly addictive game that I really shouldn’t have spent the $.99 on.
I disagree. It is so much more than that.
Fruit Ninja is a metaphor for humanity.
Hold that thought … wait a second … let’s back up a bit.
For those of you out there who haven’t tried this game — let me explain. In the game, you are given a standard ninja sword (that interestingly enough … you never actually see — probably because you’re a ninja and the movement is far too quick for human eyes). Different varieties of fruit are tossed up on the screen, sometimes single and sometimes in pairs and you, the ninja, are to slice them in half before they fall back to the bottom. In some instances there are giant bananas that will speed up the fruit for more points or slow down the fruit for additional accuracy. For added difficulty, there are also bombs thrown at you that you have to avoid slicing or … well, game over.
Got it? Good.
Now the metaphor.
Sometimes life throws us some fruit. Sweetness, if I may, and in our haste and distraction — we slice it away. Whether good fruit or a bad bomb, we are never too sure what will happen in the aftermath of our assumptions until either we are ambiguously rewarded or served our ‘game over’ card. I think the giant bananas serve as our conscious, our faith, our belief system in which we grow roots. They help us to zoom in on the task at hand, our lives and discernment, when we need to — and guide us to precision in decision-making when life throws us [pardon the pun] lemons.
Maybe life isn’t about the points you have accumulated at the end of the game — but about the experience of the game itself. We can choose to learn from the experience for the next round in order to better ourselves, or we can grumble about how our friend has had a higher score than us for the past 4 days. It’s our choice.
and now that I’ve thoroughly confused you — I leave you with this: get the app. you’ll thank me later.