Re: virus: The game of life (was Gyoto monks)

David McFadzean (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 17:00:35 -0600

At 05:36 PM 10/07/97 -0400, John ''Black UN Helicopters'' Williams wrote:
>David McF wrote:
>>Life is the best game ever invented. Nothing else
>>has so much at stake.
>What is at stake?

Everything that might matter to the players: survival or death,
fame or obscurity, fortune or poverty, power or impotence,
a legacy or ephemerality. One of the goals is choosing (or
at least recognizing) your values.

>>Unfortunately most people seem to be oblivious to
>>the game(s) of life. If you ignore or opt out of
>>a particular game you tend to end up as a pawn or worse.
>>For better or worse there is only one way to opt out
>>of them all...
>Are you encouraging an opting out? Or an active participation? I'm left

I'm encouraging everyone to actively choose the games they play
(as opposed to passively being swept up in games not of their
choosing). Nobody has the resources to play every game so you have
to opt out of some. And some games are exclusive, you can't play
even if you want to.

I am definitely not encouraging opting out of every game.
Choose life.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus