We’d head to the video arcade with a pocket full of quarters.
Kids today would likely scoff at how we played video games in the ’70s. We actually had to pay a quarter for each game—and we don’t regret a penny of it. For one thing, it made the experience feel more precious.
We didn’t just flip on a console in our home and play Pac-Man endlessly; we had to save our money, and wait for the weekend when our parents would let us walk to the arcade. It taught us to live in the moment and realize that everything ends eventually.