We live in an endless arcade.
You can tell when you’re in a game because it has rules.
The game of being a citizen or the game of being an employee or the game of driving.
Most of the games we play overlap but the rules are different depending on who is playing.
The prizes vary wildly — anything we can think of — as do the forfeits for losing.
The rules of some games involve breaking the rules of others. Often there aren’t any rules but those we decide with the people we’re playing with.
There are so many exciting and engrossing games to play that it takes no effort to get lost in one for weeks or even years. Long enough to forget that it isn’t our game.
It’s worth stopping to ask every so often,
“Whose game am I playing?”
If we’re playing someone else’s game, it’s not a game we can win.
Nobody in this life is an NPC.
It’s your game, so play it any way you like.