Finite Players Play To Live

If the losers are dead, the dead are also losers.

 

There is a contradiction here: If the prize for winning finite play is life, then the players are not properly alive. They are competing for life. Life, then, is not play, but the outcome of play. Finite players play to live; they do not live their playing. Life is therefore deserved, bestowed, possessed, won. It is not lived.

 

– James Carse

 

 

 

 

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