1. Falling Blocks, Wielding Fates
The way people view their own actions resembles that which we feel when we play a puzzle video game like Panel De Pon or Tetris.
The way the blocks fall is often very out of your control, while also being a byproduct of what you’ve done within that game.
The tension between what is and is not something you have done, and how to weave a victory out that,
that is the essence of gaming, from the very dawn of games.
It determines what brings satisfaction and success for highly social hustlers.
You might even see it in animals, who understand that not all forms of aggression are sincere.
But only we would invent games that marry math and fate so neatly.
I’ve read about game theory, but it says little about what makes people so good at games, and about people who break the rules of what they are likely to do, to advance themselves.
My theory says that ambiguity in cause is what gives extra satisfaction to the consummated strike of the sword.
Inner peace comes to most people when causes and effects are exploited in others, who do the same, passing back over the net.
2. Delicious Frustration of Liquid Meat
I had some gravy on Thanksgiving.
It was so appetizing, it was very frustrating, I could barely stop eating.
Adding meat sauce onto meat is quite the high indulgence.
I think it does something to the hypothalamus.
It improves the flavor of the turkey, while also hindering its apparent taste.
It provides much energy, but the salt and fat may hurt your veins.
Gravy itself was once used by the desperately hungry to try and fatten up their cells.
Now indulgence beyond what we normally eat is what the greasy drink induces,
As well as part of the reason why for holidays the sauce does sell so well.
For now, I will eat low fat mayonnaise, and honor how little it makes my stomach growl.
My theory says that things that help and hurt you are not merely amusing or satisfying.
Exercising how people are drawn to them is how we may get shameless success.
Make others feel balanced, and the world is yours.
3. Your Baby Calling Backfire
Calling someone a baby is a very common insult.
It is used by small children against each other.
It is used by adults against their peers.
It is used by people on the internet as in insult against those
Who whine about a lack of dignity and decency in content creators.
It is currently being used in politics.
But to call someone an infant is rather futile, because people tend to love babies.
If you call someone’s hero a baby, they might be reminded how precious they regard that person as.
Babies grow up into children and then adults.
When you call someone “baby”, they remember they have potential to become so much more than infantile.
But that’s part of what insults are, most of the time, aren’t they?
You call people moronic or animalistic or childish, you get a rush from not knowing if you’re hurting someone or inspiring self improvement, as the person you called a baby writhes in misery of not knowing if they can become less babyish or they are doomed to never be proud of who they are.
To call someone a baby is a very weak insult, because babies, through love and care by parents and guardians, tend to become much stronger.
But that’s where the will to insult gets its lack of shame.
There’s always a hint of trying to make people, somewhere, much better and stronger and nicer, when you mock someone.
Sometimes I feel like the only adult not teething on the friction of purpose and result.
We are just a baby walking off a table,
but I believe true kindness is not a little fable.
I believe the orange guy does so many things that we give other people milk for doing.