game over

I’ve heard it said a lot “They’re acting like it’s a zero sum game!”

In a zero sum game, the total amount of resources are limited. There are only a set number of “points.”

And if one person has more points, it meant the other person has less.

A zero sum game is a highly competitive environment, justifiably so.

If i want points, and you have all of them, how do I get them from you?

That’s where it falls apart. If the only unit of value is the points, I have nothing to give to get the points.

But…it’s not a zero sum game. Value surrounds us.There are other things than the points in the game.

And of course, it depends on whether you are playing that game. Maybe there is another game altogether which  would better suit.