You can’t make me play

It is an inevitable principle of play, finite and infinite, that whoever plays, plays freely.  Whoever must play, cannot play.*

We want everyone to play, don’t we?

(*From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Players.)

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2 thoughts on “You can’t make me play

  1. Yes. And the key word is freely. Willingly. Using a will that is free.
    Not triggered by desire, fear of being left behind, maintaining self image, expecting a reward, etc.
    Because then one feels inclined to play. And it is not free.
    Thank you.

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