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Creating Your Own “Game”

You have to create your own “game” within the game, one that opens up a whole new space of possibilities that lets you step outside the previous game.

My quote above was written from the perspective of how to overcome the current issues within an MMO game I had previously been playing, as the developers of the game weren’t meeting the needs of the players within it.

What’s remarkable about these words though is that they also perfectly describe what happens when we undergo vertical development in life. The game you’re playing is your current mindset and worldview. The new “game” that you create within the old game is a new mindset and worldview, one that broadens your perception and space of possibilities.

And in a similar fashion, the reason for the leap between the two is often necessitated by your current needs not being met by the existing game due to the way it was created.

By Nollind Whachell

From playing within imaginary worlds to imagining a world of play.

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