Playing The Game

By M-Power

As I was enjoying game four of the Eastern Conference NBA Finals last night with my sons, I realized that a game without real challenges is not very interesting.  Life is a game.  The object of this game is to learn things, gain experience, and have joy.  As you are playing this game, there will be turns when you draw a card that reads “Bankrupt,” or “Go Back Three Steps,” or “You Lose a Loved One.”  Other cards will say “Payday,” or “Fall in Love,” or “Advance Token to Disneyland.”  Whatever card you have drawn this turn, the objective remains the same – learn something, gain experience, and have joy.  Win this turn, regardless of the card that is drawn! It is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning.  Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure.  Problems call forth…

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