Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's All a Game, Right?

Iris says to me, "I just realized that not everyone makes a game of things they do."

I say, "What do you mean?"

She says, "For example, when people want to make a game out of teaching something to a children, they seem to really struggle with it as though it were not something they do all the time."

"You mean like people working with Quinn?"

"Yeah, with Quinn or with any child, really. You watch them do it and it seems like transforming a learning experience into a game is hard work."

"But it's not for you?"

"Of course not and it's not hard for you either. Whenever you want to teach someone how to do something they absolutely believe they can't do, you just make a game of it, right?"

"Uh, huh."

"That's because you and I turn all sorts of things into games all the time. We make play of everything."

"Like washing dishes or running miles or practicing music or writing software?"

"Yeah, they're all just types of games and they're fun."

"And you're just now noticing that not everyone does that?"

"Yeah. I mean, not everyone does, right?"

"Nope, not everyone does."

Happy Tuesday,

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