Monday, January 11, 2010

The Games People Play

Games People Play

“Look around and tell me what you see.
What’s happening to you and me?”

Game theory studies behavior in situations, in which an individual's success in making choices depends on the choices of others. “Wizard” fits the category for no matter how well you play your success ultimately depends on the choices others make. The bidding and play of others has a significant impact on one’s own play. How many times have you failed to make your bid due to what you may consider a foolish (unexpected) play by another person? The more familiar you are with the other players game strategy the more successful you are likely to be.
We are not all born equal: some are more intelligent, some are better-looking, some have special skills, some are born into loving supporting families while others are not. We do not get an opportunity to select our parents but must make the best of whatever life hands us. Similarly in “Wizard” we do not choose the cards we are dealt but must play them to the best of our ability.
“Wizard” is a microcosm of the web of relationships we experience on a daily basis. People adopt a variety of coping mechanisms to deal with life’s challenges. One technique is to make a conscious effort to make a single day the best it can possibly be. This is an attainable goal if one stays focused on that simple task. As in the film, “Groundhog Day” each new day gives us a renewed opportunity to “get it right”. Similarly in “Wizard” you must focus on playing the current game to the best of your ability. If you focus and play your cards to derive the maximum benefit you will not be frustrated. It is when you make a foolish play that you end up replaying the hand in your mind over and over again.

"Oh the games people play now
Every night and every day now."

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