The Game

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Bowser, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Hence the crappy stakes.
     
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  3. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Most of the have families, goals (however modest)etc . Usually they are stressed by not being able to sell enough rather than dreaming of the days when they can give up the whole scene and more fully commit to recreational poverty or whatever.
     
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  5. river

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    Understood

    I respect these people
     
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, life is a game.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Because the difference between a game and real life, is that, in a game, the consequences of losing are voluntarily accepted.

    In real life, there are real, painful, even lethal consequences to playing badly. That's a pretty good reason for taking it seriously. And you didn't get the choice of not playing.
     
  9. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Like playing the game of a soldier, police officer or fire fighter?

    We have no choice but to play the game? Reminds me of a song.
     
  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly not like that.
     
  11. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Like a loyal husband, father, employee, citizen?
     
  12. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Divorcee, estranged parent, unemployment recipient, resident of jail, etc
     
  13. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Are those the only options? You're still defining the Game.
     
  14. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    "Wow! Free accommodation and food!" is usually not what crosses a person's mind when they get a 10 year jail sentence.
     
  15. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Wow! The game must be pretty important if punishment is the penalty for not playing.
     
  16. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    As they say, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
     
  17. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Pain is often part of the game. Where have you been?
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I think a thing can be defined as "not a game" to you, if
    - you would avoid the consequences if it were possible to do so - up to and including
    - opting not to participate in the first place.

    If those criteria are not met, I'd argue it's not a game.
     
  19. Throbber Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps he's masturbating (all the live long day?) I know that's fun. ☺
     
  20. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    the relationship game all people have about a 98% chance that they will break up.(thats a 98% failure rate)
    around 65% will break up as the other or both of them is cheating.

    thats some pretty crap odds

    yet people persist and claim ignorance
     
  21. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Right. Relationship can be considered a game, inasmuch as one goes into it willingly, and (at least ostensibly) knowing it has risky consequences.

    When the screws are put to them, people will generally concede that they were not forced into a romantic relationship, even if their egos insist on saving some face.
     
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  22. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    indeed. not all, and in my opinion not ideal and not desired.
    yet many seem to percieve a concept of rules of engagement to concede dual equity as a form of battle between 2 people.

    i think the millennials are the 1st generation to mainstream normalise mixed gender friendships
     

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