I’m terrible at Flappy Bird. That’s ok, you are too. That’s probably why you’re reading this. As of this writing, my high score is a paltry 18. My teenage nephew, on the other hand, has managed to break the 40 mark without a sweat. So I did what any self-respecting 33 year old man with a Flappy Bird addiction would do: I asked a child for help.
His advice delivers a heaping helping of common sense – and like all common sense, it seems applicable well beyond the context in which it was given. So I ask you: will these tips improve your Flappy Bird game, or your day-to-day life?
I say it’s both.
1. Playing Flappy Bird is like riding a bike. You get better as you practice.
2. Don’t get too frustrated. It’s okay if you don’t get past 10 points every time.
3. If you’re having a bad run, just stop playing for an hour or so, then come back to it relaxed and refreshed.
4. Flappy Bird is the most frustrating game ever, but don’t give up hope.
5. Above all, remember to stay calm while you play. If you’re freaking out, then you’re gonna crash.