Quite a contrast: On one hand, “Anger takes on a more malicious form when combined with the lagless nature of games.” and on the other hand “The beauty of almost everything we think is beautiful is perhaps caused by erosion over time . Erosion of thoughts. Erosion of the land. Erosion of critique. Erosion of anger.”
Are you arguing that the lossless vision found in video games threatens our ability to appreciate what’s beautiful, because beauty is erosion and erosion frustrates the gamer?
Also: cool road trip! Glad to see it’s possible to travel, with children, and still reflect, even in the written word!