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What exactly is a game?
« on: September 08, 2014, 11:15:17 pm »
What exactly is a game? What are the clues? If life is a game then what are the elements? Is it as simple as possession?

When I look over my life I don't see it as a game. But I do see the contest of postulate versus postulate. A lot of my life has been to convince others of what I say. Is this a game? Well there is winning and losing. A loss of postulate convincing game would be a failure of the other person to understand what I'm saying. This can be signaled or understood by me simply by a few things. One of them is non communication from another. If I say my dog is red and the person listening doesn't say anything I feel a loss of my postulate. Thus we could say that a postulate has a basic postulate under it or connected to it and that is that it must be heard and replied to. The other is if the person listening perverts what I say and replies non sequiter and talks about how the sky is very blue today when I had just said my dog is red. That's a loss too. So what are we loosing? Is it the postulate?

On first inspection my postulate doesn't include "must be replied too", but a "must be put out there". However because of the law of duality must be replied too becomes automatic. Thus we get a postulate pair immediately of must be known and must be known, but worded it's must be said and must be replied too as one package. It's a postulate pack. When I send out any communication I send out a postulate package of both postulates automatically. When someone doesn't reply to my communication I get upset because the pack separates.

I don't know, what exactly is a game then?
« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 11:26:08 pm by Cory »

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Re: What exactly is a game?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 09:51:50 pm »
Hi, Cory.  First I thank you for starting this forum for Trommers.

About games, as you said, it didn't seem like a game.  Someone once said to me, "This is not a game, this is serious!!"  Shame, blame, guilt ridicule, and it's not fun anymore.

My case is in no condition to play the fun games that I can only envision right now, and I don't know anyone who is in a good enough case condition either - or who is and who would want to play with me in my lowered case condition - a mis-match.  Is that why Dennis said to take someone with you?

Dennis said when games got too serious they become over-motivator cycles, and I do see plenty of that going around, although I'm the only one who sees it for what it is... the other person is convinced they are a victim and nothing but a victim and will always be a victim :-)  ... unless ....  ???

The dog and I seem to be the only ones capable of playing a fun game together.... I throw he chases.

Well, I'm still stuck on handling first dynamic games conditions with my mind and with my body intelligence, so I voluntarily withdraw from all second, third, and fourth dynamic games for now.  In other words, I've stopped putting demands on others, and at the same time I don't allow them to force demands on me.  In my area of competency I only answer technical questions that I can answer borne of my own experience, and I do work closely with two people who share at least part of my path and show some personal devotion and dedication.
I still see Life as beautiful :-) over and above it all :-)


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Re: What exactly is a game?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 03:00:53 am »
Scientology says life is a game.  It's in Fundamentals of Thought.

Though Dennis does talk a ton about games, he never just says 'life is a game" outright.  Not that I can remember anywhere, and I have read all the stuff twice.  Please correct me if I am wrong.

Games are contests in conviction.  You convince your opponent of your postulate.

TROM is not the first place I found this datum.  In James P Carse's Finite and Infinite Games he says a (finite) game is over when everyone has agreed who the winner is.  It's a similar concept.