Earlier this year I realised: I don’t want to receive birthday gifts or Christmas gifts any more. Below: the words of an old friend as inspiration and explanation. I add a couple of personal comments to the end.
The Big Long Game is pretty big: Everyone’s life, the future of the planet, the future of the solar system, and winning is the simple problem of humanity surviving and prospering. Forever. It certainly sounds ambitious, but actually I still don’t understand what it would mean or what we could do, so this post is an attempt to clear up my own thinking.
This blog is mostly about the long game of life. But more on that in a moment. Because, from time to time, I’ll also share some puzzles (I like puzzles), and more rarely I’ll also write about coding and technical stuff and tricks I’ve come across while I’m teaching myself to draw, speak Mandarin and everything else on my long list of interests. Mostly though, this blog is about the long game of life.
Which is quite a broad topic that includes almost everything, and so it’s not much use as a topic. More specifically, more usefully, I’m only interested in how we – you, me, all of us – can best play it to win. That is its focus, and on closer examination, it also serves us best to divide the long game into two.