SMF - Just Installed!
Started by droqen, October 23, 2022, 08:19:29 PM
Quote from: The Well-Played Game, chapter 9. Playing for KeepsWe can experience excellence as we try to drive a bargain as hard as we possible can.[..][..]playing for money, for keeps[..] Playing for keeps means that when the game is over there will be real consequences in real life. To do it well, to play this kind of game well, it is essential to the community that the balance between the game and its consequences be maintained. To do this, we must first become sensitive to what, in fact, we are playing with. Our prime directive is to play well with each other. This directive takes precedence over anything else.[..] As long as we all know what we're playing with, we can play with anything.[..][..]We can play with serious things---things of consequence. We could play with silence, with fasting, with patience. We could play with anger, with fear.[..][..]There are other [stakes to play for..]--a moment of shared enlightenment, a vision of truth, a supernatural joy.[..] We can play for growth. For knowledge of the human condition. For therapy. We can play for release, for freedom. We can play for dignity, acceptance, tolerance. But, no matter what the stakes are, if we play for anything we can't afford to lose, we can no longer afford to play.
Quotewhat will people want to stake, and on what, that they currently aren't able to?