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

Eric Boyd (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 14:33:59 -0500

John ''I Take Large Steps'' Williams wrote:

> What are these games?

Everything is a game. There is the game of education, the game of
religion, the game of love, the game of ...

> How do you define them? What are they based on?

Most I beleive are based on a set of informal rules called "culture"
But then, others are actively *fighting* culture.

> Is there a "right" game or set of games, and a "wrong" game
> or set of games?

This is a normative question. What is "good" for you? I'm willing to
bet it's different from what is good for me. Choose the games you think
offer the most rewards. Like pleasure. Like *meaning* (or effect).
Like *power*, if that's what you want. The point is that anything you
want from a game can be had. If the game you want isn't underway,
*start* it!