Yesterday I’ve played a card game, which got me really angry: Thirty-One. Hear me out here, I’m not that crazy or drunk (or am I? 🙂 ):
I’ll not explain you the rules, but just that part that got me angry. The highest score you can get is 31, but your goal shouldn’t be to get 31 -> to win the round, but not to lose and a lot more to make others lose before yourself. At the start everybody has 3 lives and at the end the winner is the only survivor, you can’t win any point or lives – you can only lose. So basically it’s like “don’t try to grow, but cut off the heads of everybody that’s taller than you and you’ll look taller yourself”.
This destructive way of thinking makes me angry – that’s how dictators stay in power, how people are kept small and sheep-like, how we’ve got where we are now… Promoting this way of thinking through card and other games is just wrong.
So why did I played it? Of course that I’ve tried to “break the system” and of course – I’ve lost 🙂
PS. that’s again one of those no-point-posts, missed them, ha? 😉
Tags: way of thinking