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Essays 23 September 2019, 16:43

author: Julia Dragovic

13 Rules of Life According to The Sims

Don't trust anyone. Facts? Don't be fooled. "Facts" are merely a scheme, a global conspiracy aimed at hiding the truth from us. And let me tell you in post-truth times, the only real source of knowledge about life are The Sims, so pay good attention.

Social service comes after three days of the baby crying

This image could use a bad punchline, but the characters are still in grief after their loss. Out of respect for their feelings, there will be no bad punchline. - 13 Rules of Life According to The Sims - dokument - 2019-09-23
This image could use a bad punchline, but the characters are still in grief after their loss. Out of respect for their feelings, there will be no bad punchline.

This is what happens in less technologically advanced places. If you neglect your offspring and they cry for three days in a row, a lady in a uniform will take the child to the orphanage. Unless, of course, some neighbor has enough of the round-the-clock siren, and will come and personally settle the issue. Or you just go crazy. In case you are tempted to perform this sick experiment, we inform you that a visit of social workers has absolutely no legal consequences.

In modern cities, it looks a bit different if, say, you lock a child in a concrete cage with no food (and nothing else, really), the appropriate institution will teleport them to the right place after two days. For some reason, advancement of technology has a strong impact on the perception of emotions (and they say that today we only have smartphone-induced social numbness) and as if listening to they baby crying for three days wasn't enough, you will now have to listen to the laments and clamor of the family. Melancholy, remorse and all that. Boring!

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Do not wall your children in behind concrete walls without food and water.

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