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Playing the Game of Your Life

February 1, 2015 3 comments

The “Game” is a social construct that can be anything – something physical (sports), political (power), emotional (relationships, love, sex), economical (business), spiritual (struggle between Heaven and Hell, good and evil), philosophical (equality, justice), etc. – and everything in between, depending on your perspective of the world and your priorities in life.

Some people play the game just for fun.  For them it’s mere recreation, something done casually in between the moments of life that are considered “serious business.”  They just do what they feel like doing, and exert as much or as little effort as their interest motivates them to do so.

Some people play the game to win.  For them, this is already “serious business.”  This is the focus and purpose of their existence.  They will do anything and everything in their power to win regardless of the cost.  Everything and everyone is neither exempt nor sacred on the altar of sacrifice for the sake of winning; the price of such is not counted, for losing is simply not an option.  If necessary, then they will even cheat and kill and forfeit their chance of Heaven just to win, because that’s how focused they are on the goal of winning.

Depending on what you consider as the “game” of your life, whether you treat it casually, or lose yourself to it, such can be either the noblest or the most dangerous thing you can ever do.  I guess the only thing you can do is to play the game as best and as wisely as you can – but choose the game you wish to play wisely, too, by playing the right game.

At the end of the day, any game that makes a positive difference in this world, brings out the best in you, and makes the lives of the people around you better off, is a game worth playing – and that is a game worth playing to win.

Categories: Ideas and Philosophy