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Life is a game, a reflection


I am living a game, a complex stimulation with a balance of structure and exploration. It is play. It is freedom from structure, and yet, I am making it purposeful and fun.

Life is a game, and I am playing it.

A game:

1) must be played voluntarily

Sure, there are goals of life such as to make money, be a great husband or wife, make a difference, etc, but the fundamental aim of the game is to have fun, the undeclared sanctity. Have fun with your job, love your husband or wife, believe and smile at the difference you’ve created. To be coerced to play is to violate this sanctity. One who must play cannot play.

2) is about exploration as much as playing

The framework of a great game spawns interesting strategy and limitless exploration. The best games have an excellent balance of structure and exploration. By exploring, we can be great and interesting, but never perfect. Like chess, we can only be ‘very good’ at life.

Never has there been so much seriousness in having fun and exploring. And, in the end, isn’t that what life is all about? Determine the goal, love the goal, love life, and, most importantly, have fun.

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My Life Countdown.


You know, I’m going to die one day. I now have a little life countdown clock (cute, huh?) bookmarked that tells me to make something out of my life. And I get 25119 days, 14 hours, 58 minutes and 43 seconds to go out and do something. I’m not immortal, but that’s a pretty long time to live. At the same time, I need to start cherishing this fact and spend my time wisely. If I had 25119 days, how would I spend it?

If I had 10000 days to live, how would I spend it?

If I had 1000 days to live, how would I spend it?

If I had 100 days to live, how would I spend it?

If I had 1 day to live, how would I spend it?

After a good heavy thought into it, 25119 days will probably zip by pretty speedily. I need to squeeze life like I squeeze the yogurt out of a gogurt tube. You’re living life once, and you’ll regret it if you don’t do what you really want to do.

I won’t regret my life before I die. Now that I’m not taking life for granted, the value of life climbed up exponentially. Let’s live.

The Second Level (Part 2)


Let’s return to that world I discussed where improving by just one level is key to excellence. In the post “The Second Level”, I discussed how developing your abilities in one particular field is not quite as important as training those abilities that apply to all fields and to living life in general. But that only clarifies the ability side of the second level. What does this concept tell us about knowledge, perspective, and opinion? Continue reading

Go change the world with orange soda.


Change the world ... and admire.

Or as Seth Godin would say, “Creating a clan.

Unknowing, at some point or another in life, we join clans that establish trends. A clan is a group of people that has the same set of opinions that pulled them together. For example, in a math club, members all possess the same interest of math or math competitions. We all believe in something one time or another. Environment? Political Parties? School Spirit? KKK? etc.

Think for a second what clan circles you belong in.

If you are creating a fan page on Facebook, you are starting a trend; you are leading a group that shares similar interests. You are changing the world by giving the people a place to gather, to share a common idea, to interact with others who has the same thoughts. With your group, you create synergy. The group and you benefit from each other, become greater than the individual force before. Continue reading