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🎲 TREE 166: Life is a game
Throwback Monday – TREE 2
Games are fun.
Games are better when you treat them as games.
Games let you keep trying and improving.
Games almost never end in death.
Life is fun, if you can see it as a game.
Life is better when you treat it as a game, especially the kind of game where you want to keep playing because it’s a great game. It’s not so great if you treat it as the kind of game where you try to get to end the fastest.
Life lets you keep trying and improving.
Life almost never ends in death. It does once. But every day before that, it ends in bedtime.
This post is part of the TREE introductory series
It’s week two of revisiting past emails and I’ve already broken my format. This week’s throwback needed to come first, so here it is.
Life as a game is not a fact. It’s a mental model, a way of understanding the world that helps me live more effectively. Like all mental models, it has limitations. It doesn’t work for everyone or every situation. Some people disagree strongly with me. They think life is definitely not a game at all. That’s fine. It helps me a lot. Maybe it will help you. If you want to think some more about this model, read this. It has a fuller explanation of why it works for me and some good links to the ideas and science that underpin it.
‘You may ask yourself, How do I work this?’
The Memory of TREE playlist – every song from every email: