As a millennial, there’s a chance you’ve spent your whole life periodically fighting bosses—and we’re not even talking about the head honcho who signs your checks. In the world of video games, the boss battle is inevitable. It’s the only way you can move onto the next world. But the lessons you’ve taken from it, consciously or subconsciously, are key to your survival in real life. You recognize stakes, you decide strategy, you solve problems, and you take on challenges bigger than you as you seek the next level. Mike Rugnetta of the PBS Idea Channel figured it was time we reviewed what we’ve learned from taking down video game bosses.