From the Game of Life “You can be a winner at the game of life!”

If life is a game…
1. Why are “game overs” (death) so rough?
2. Why can’t players reload the game to a previous save point to get the ending one desires?
3. Why can’t players use the “begin a new game” feature (with the knowledge of what one did wrong)?
4. Why can’t the rules be modified to suit our circumstances?
5. Why can’t we get access to the rules of the game? (note the rules of the game are not the laws made by the players)
6. Why can’t we contact the devs directly and get a response?
7. Why isn’t there a player cheat/ god mode?
8. What would it take to “win” at the game in order to escape alive? Why doesn’t this happen all that often?
9. Even if the average player can’t escape the game alive, why are the mods for long life, health, wealth, etc. not able to be unlocked a few?
10. How can you tell if you’re winning (save by immortality)




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  1. griz 3 weeks ago

    I think there comes a place where as adults, we need to stop carping about all of the negatives that we “can’t do” (physically, mentally, legally, psychologically, existentially) and start focusing on how to best interact with the things that we can.

    Life is an amazing meta-game (set of all games). And it’s a meta-game that doesn’t seem to take kindly to cheat-codes and short-cuts. They almost always backfire in some extrinsic or devilishly intrinsic way.
    And the drive/focus of finding cheat-codes and short-cuts greatly blinds the mind to possibilities AND shortens the play-time where one can find amazing and meaningful ways to interact with the meta-game — both as we can currently see it, and perhaps stretching into “extended play” that we have no empirical knowledge of.

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      Jear77 3 weeks ago

      @griz Hey, you’re back. Guess you were out in no-man’s land with your deliveries.

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      • griz 3 weeks ago

        @Jear77
        They call it Canada!
        I’ve been struggling to keep warm and keep the truck running in -52º temps.

        I’m broken down in Winnipeg tonight and being paid to stay at a 4-star hotel! My engine died last night and I had to play “survival shelter” in my sleeper, tarping off a small enough space for my bunk heater to keep me from freezing, with the help of 2 sleeping bags.
        Fortunately it was only -39º last night! But I won’t chance it at -52ºC

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        Jear77 3 weeks ago

        @griz in response to your comment about meta-gaming… in tabletop RPG games that’s considered a cardinal sin! Meta-gaming is where you know a monster has X abilities and build your character specifically to negate them or if you know (as a player) that the monster is vulnerable to X, but as a CHARACTER you wouldn’t and act upon that knowledge. To some it would be seen as a form of cheating. Are you seriously advocating this?

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      • griz 3 weeks ago

        @Jear77
        I’m talking of the meta-game that makes up reality, in the philosophical and psychological sense.

        Not in the RPG sense. That’s just a finite game anyways. (As per James P Carse’s book “Finite and infinite Games”)

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        Jear77 3 weeks ago

        @griz meta-gaming no matter what the “source” is a form of cheating was my point. You’re bringing knowledge to the table that either you shouldn’t have or use, because others don’t have it.

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      • griz 3 weeks ago

        @Jear77
        That sounds like a Marxist response — stupefy everyone to the lowest common denominator.

        What if the knowledge (wisdom actually) available and easily within reach, but they refuse to pick it up? It’s cheating . . . not to restrict oneself to the lowest level of operation that the masses are choosing to remain stuck in???

        Hello, McBrain??

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        Jear77 3 weeks ago

        @griz people get *highly* upset if you get information you’re not supposed to have. Perfect examples: government top secret documents, press release leaks, and the various scandals whistle blowers have caused. What if you had proof positive that 9/11 was a government inside job or at minimum known about (and keep in mind i’m not saying that it was)… is it worth the headache to expose it? I’m sure if eric snowden had gone to his superiors and expressed his concerns regarding the spying on the American people, they would have dismissed them without a second thought. At what point do you risk your own life, your freedom… and possibly other’s lives to spread the word?

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      • griz 3 weeks ago

        @Jear77
        So is information that is freely and abundantly available, that few people choose to avail themselves of, “information that you’re not suppose to have”??

        And what would mark it as such?

        That most others choose not to have it?
        Lowest common denominator thinking that would do Marx proud.

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        Jear77 3 weeks ago

        @griz you didn’t answer my question: when is it too much hassle to use or expose information you have on others? When is it best to simply leave things alone and let the situation become out of hand on its own?

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      • griz 2 weeks ago

        @Jear77
        I was recognizing that your question was a dodge from answering my question!

        But regarding yours:

        “When is it best to simply leave things alone and let the situation become out of hand on its own?”

        There are probably people still alive who lived through the Soviet and Nazi atrocities. I bet they would have some very interesting answers! Those horrendous social experiments where perpetuated by people thinking it was best to just leave things alone. History will mark them as collaborators.

        Fear — perhaps the very fear of fear — keeps many people from being true and brave.

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        Jear77 2 weeks ago

        @griz put another way… how many people would be 100% guaranteed to die for you to not to meddle? Or would the entire world’s population not be enough?

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      • griz 2 weeks ago

        @Jear77
        You’ve missed the point of my reply.
        Both the Soviet Gulag and the Nazi death camps existed because people didn’t speak up and say “this is wrong”.

        The same is happening right now with so may people afraid (or too lazy) to say anything about all the “victimhood culture” crap being visited upon our society through the Universities and Colleges indoctrinating our young people to be cultural Marxists.

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        Jear77 2 weeks ago

        @griz there is a point to speak… and there are many, many points not to. This is a much greater point than yours. I have a feeling you would doom us all in the need to be right.

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      • griz 2 weeks ago

        @Jear77
        The drive he is not to be right but to be truthful.

        And this is not facilitated by blindness fear or cowardice.

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        Jear77 2 weeks ago

        @griz survival of the species may, at one point, be more important than truth. Truth, in and of itself, -connected to nothing else – isn’t a shield able to keep you alive, safe.

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      • griz 3 days ago

        @Jear77
        Survival of the species (evolution) is in a way a form of “Truth”. So what you present is an oxymoron.

        Frame of reference could be your Achilles Heel. Individual survival in this moment, does not necessarily equate to survival of the species as a whole in the long run.

        Selfishness blinds.

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        Jear77 3 days ago

        @griz we each do what we must to survive.

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      Jear77 3 weeks ago

      @immortal_pirate there are no winners? Everyone loses? What a crappy game existence is if this is true. If there is a god that created everything, it too, would be equally as problematic.

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  2. five2one 3 weeks ago

    I mean, let’s just skip right down there to number 10? Eh?

    Immortality.

    What you got, what you need.

    Every game has an element of death about it.

    So, godmode. Immortality. What everyone needs.

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