Would You Like to Play a Game?

22 02 2017

How about Global Thermonuclear War?

If we ever interact with others, there are those times when we all think we’re playing the same game, only to find that nobody’s read the rule book.  In fact, we can discover, after a few bruises and fumbles, that we aren’t even on the same field! 

I like rules. 

Rules are what makes life more predictable, manageable, and allows for productive interactions. 

I like a fair game. 

I will play hard, but I am not a cheater.  If you want to play, let’s play fair.  We shouldn’t be taking each other’s gloves and bats and we shouldn’t be bribing the umps. 

It’s sad when we find ourselves at odds with folks who would, under different circumstances, make fine teammates, but I no longer feel any need to bend the rules just to please someone who is not willing to learn the game properly.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m old enough to know better than to play a game I can’t win.

Tic-Tac-Toe . . . A strange game. The only winning move is not to play . . . how about a nice game of Chess?

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22 02 2017
MARIA ETTEL

HONEY, GETTING THE PARTICIPANTS TO ACTUALLY FOLLOW THE SAME RULES WILL BE A MONUMENTAL TASK. PERHAPS IF WE COULD LEARN TO COOPERATE AS BEST WE CAN, WE MIGHT MAKE HEADWAY.IN A REAL CRISIS.
LOVE FROM MY HEART–MARIA XO XO XO XO

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