Humans cannot stop playing games. Market share is a game. Accumulating more artifacts is a game. And so is soccer. When we finish a game, we can’t help but simply start a new one.
Yet, most of us look at Sysphus as a doomed person–why is the game of pushing a rock up the hill any different from ours? All games are sort of pointless if you think long about it. Yet, that’s what we do to fill the time.
Some games are infinite and others are finite. Some games have high stakes and maybe life or death. Others? We just think they are. And if we are not playing high stake games, we play for fun.
Maybe we should be having more fun with the games we choose to play.