Experience Points

I sometimes wish there was a real-life application for experience points.  Many app developers and authors have implemented a way to incorporate it into making you feel better about your life somehow, but outside of that context, there's no way to use it. 

When I was in Scouts, in the back of the Boy Scout handbook, there's a list of the things you need to do to get to the next level.  You need a certain amount of time in your current rank, you need to get a certain amount of merit badges and/or skill awards, and the like.   

When you're an adult, trying to get about the process of adulting, there's really not a road map, is there?  Do we need one?  Should we need one? 

Let's say we did have some kind of experience points/level up process.  What would we use it for?  Unlimited trips to Starbucks?  Free Lap Dance?  Bacon?  In that order? 

These are the things I think about when I'm home alone and there's nothing interesting on the TV. 

Kris Roley

Virginia Beach, VA, 23453