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What loneliness stems from is an error in the development of a sense of identity.


A Way to Practice Life in Play

Fun

Now over time, you might have to change some game pieces, specifically your pieces. The other pieces don’t belong to you, but you can always continue playing the game, no? What do you really have if you don’t play? People imply there is something better, is there?

More free time? Ah, recent research suggests that having extra free time is actually distressing. We want to have just enough time, not too little or too much.

I know people who say they want something, but they won’t do anything to get it. It’s like they refuse to play, and they are miserable. Yes, like saying let’s play monopoly, but I already win. Will you still play with me?

We want to give people things. We want to let other people win if they play with us. Do you want them to win if they won’t play with you?

Are we having fun yet? Is life really supposed to be no fun? Can you succeed without fun?

I don’t think so, but I know people in Pennsylvania who think that way. That if you are having fun, there is something wrong.

There wouldn’t be much point.

Now to circle back to the original definition of the word fun… It’s mischief, pranks, interference in activity that creates an amusing and entertaining situation for all involved. Otherwise it’s not fun, it’s malice. It’s only not fun when the original person who started it wasn’t playing the game.

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Which is why I don’t like practical jokes. You like the joke with me, and that’s a good thing.

I wouldn’t if I thought it offended you.

There is a way to practice life in a way that only reminds everyone that they are still playing a game. One example: I have a few times, when I was asked by a store clerk if they could help me, smiled and said no as I was approaching them to actually do business. If people ask me if I can do something for them, I stop and act like I’m seriously not certain, and then ask them permission. See what I’m getting at?

Any ideas for what next? What idea game do you want to play next time?

Toil? Chores? Excellent suggestion.

I’m gonna check out Chore Wars…looks very good. It’s simple, but it does what you want it to. It’s more interesting than just a list. You can create monsters and fight them as well, like the time eater or the dust bunny for example, and collect a shiny spoon.

Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.

Travis Saunders
Dragon Intuitive
~science,mysticism,spirituality~

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