Do you believe that life is a game?
August 1, 2010 4:17am CST
It is believed that life is a game that each one of us play either individually or in a team with a sole intention of winning,be it in school,business,office,society or in any institution we belong to. Human mind always tend to drive one to win in each game we play,no matter how it affects the opponent group or others staying outside the game. The process continues till the end of life where we tend to win to live over the 'death' itself,before taking the last breath. It is instinctive in aspects of life. What are your views?
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1 Aug 10
Well I would say that if life is a game, could someone please tell me the rules so that I can start winning for a change. Maybe life is a game for some people for whatever reason but I don't think everyone sees it that way. I like most of the people I know just take each day as it comes and make the most of it in the best way we can.
1 Aug 10
Laurelle, I had been trying to figure the rules out for the longest time. I am beginning to feel like a sore loser. I also take my sweet precious time running the race. But hey, the tortoise won over the hare. We do have a chance to be winners, too. Is that enough challenge?
2 Aug 10
If life is a game, these could be the rulzz Rule One - You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it's yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what's inside. Rule Two - You will be presented with lessons. Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons specific to you, and learning them 'is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life'. Rule Three - There are no mistakes, only lessons. Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it's inevitable things will not always go to plan or turn out how you'd want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgement - of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine - it's also 'the act of erasing an emotional debt'. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humour - especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps - are central to the perspective that 'mistakes' are simply lessons we must learn. Rule Four - The lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons repeat until learned. What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons - they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance - 'causality' must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required - change doesn't happen overnight, so give change time to happen. Rule Five - Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the 'rhythm of life', don't struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change - be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities. Rule Six - "There" is no better than "here". The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what's good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace. Rule Seven - Others are only mirrors of you. You love or hate something about another person according to what love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts and feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs. Rule Eight - What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don't get angry about things - bitter memories clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us - use it when you need to do what's right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead. Rule Nine - Your answers lie inside of you. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration. Rule Ten - You will forget all this at birth. We are all born with all of these capabilities - our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. The ten Rules are not commandments, they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise - wisdom the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.
29 Aug 10
All the rules that you have narrated are the driving forces for a person to achieve greater spiritual enlightenment and supreme bliss. While all the solutions for all kind of problems lie within our innermost self,we remain ignorant about the strength of of our inner selves and strive to seek answers from outside. One must strive to find the ways and means that help dispel darkness of ignorance and show the light of Absolute truth. Thanks for nicely replying.
• Boise, Idaho
1 Aug 10
It depends on what part of life you are living. If you are playing it as a game then you could go through life non-chalant and cool or devious and shrude. It depends on your way or looking at life. For me, I am a romantic and look at it with an very enchanted edge. It is all full of passion, titalation and extreme adveture. No games for me!
1 Aug 10
Life does look like a game. From the moment one is born, people make an assessment if the baby is cute or not. When the toddler turns two, adults inject not only the alphabet but calculus as well. When the child enters formal school, he is given points or scores known as grades. When he lands in the top twenty, he is a winner. If not, well he is automatically the loser. Then there is the matter of chasing that dream, like circumnavigating the world in eight days. And... narayan, what is my score?
21 Aug 10
I greatly appreciate your meaningful interpretation of the statement. Mylot too provides an exciting platform for its members to play interesting and creative game to win friends,to earn money,and to gain scores on discussions. You really deserve to win the highest score. Have a nice day!!
• United States
1 Aug 10
Maybe life is like a game because we all have to get through it if no it's game over, but who knows maybe it is or it's not. Peoples lives are special and unique in a way, but for me in my opinion I feel that my life is like a game and like a game I don't always win that's what is not fun. Still like a game I can sometimes restart it and try again hoping to win this time not everything can be done over like a video game though.
7 Aug 10
Nature has given everyone the full freedom how to play the game in life,but we have very little control over the final result-winning or losing. People act on and react to a situation in an special and unique way,depending on one's knowledge and understanding of of one's individual self and its relation with his/her surrounding environment. I appreciate your interpretation of the statement. Thanks for replying.
1 Aug 10
Hi narayan, I'm sure that life is like a game for some people as they are always competing with others. Everyone wants a bigger share of the pie. I think we would be happier if there was less competing but that seems to be the way human nature works. Blessings.
7 Aug 10
Competition is an integral part of every living being including humans. Life brings to each of us a new game every moment to test one's ability in relating to one's individual self with the environment.Everyone has an unique way of playing the game or meeting the situation; the fruits of his/her action follow in the form of winning or losing. That is the game we play till the end of life. Thanks for nicely replying.
1 Aug 10
I do not think that life is a game, although similar. There are people who live their lives as a game, risk, irresponsible decisions taken and kept unsuitable for its peer. I think one game is very easy to lie and manipulate the enemy /computer/. In life, there should be no such behavior, one must take important decisions to save themselves and those around him. You create all the family - this game is it?
• Sri Lanka
1 Aug 10
NO. I don't think so because Game isn't more difficult than living in the world. LIfe is not a game there is saying also dude. but your opinions ARE NOT completely wrong. MY view life is not a game.but it seems to be like a game. In a game if we can't do a mission we can cheat. if we have something wrong in our life we can't cheat. we can die soo........ many times in a game, but you know in real life we can die only one time and birth at same soul one time.I can't believe life is a game.