Even more infinite games
Okay, so we know about (finite and infinite games)[/2019/06/finite-games.html]. Finite games are where the objective is to end the game and win, and infinite games are where the objective is to keep the game going as long as possible. Your life is better when you participate in more infinite games. They’re harder to play, but they’re more fulfilling.
The absolute best infinite games are the ones which will outlast you. The ones which take on a life of their own and almost seem to be self-sustaining. Not just games which you can play forever, but games which will go on forever whether you’re there or not. To find a way to contribute to those games has deep meaning.
A family friend passed away recently. At the celebration of his life, people talked about his contributions. To his community, his friends, to nature. He had a big impact on everyone he met. Things are different because of him, and they will be for a long, long time.
I think about that a lot.