In the world we are witnessing an awakening on many levels of reality. Incorporating and broadening our vision is essential to face the complex nuances the world is amidst of. We are required to broaden our vision of what's possible while continuing to keep our mind and especially beliefs flexible as we evolve. Become agentic.
If you are hardened in mind and complicated in thought, you may be playing Game A.
Even if you were indoctrinated this was how to "play the game of life" you may have even gained a level of successes participating. But times have changed. And YOU, if still playing game A may be holding humanity back and even harming our collective healthy evolution.
Following is a basic summary of Game B dynamics. I began educating myself with the likes of Jim Rutt, Bret Weinstein, Jordan Hall and more several years ago.
Complicated at first, but after organizing my mind to the language, found this to be similar to my background studying and practicing yoga theory, eastern philosophies, and that of the Dao mentality. Something that is lumped broadly into the category of "spirituality". It is truly the process of knowing thyself, cleaning (inner) of the mentality, and re-oriented oneself to surrender to that of the great mystery of God whilst holding oneself radically responsible to act without self serving ego. It's a process of acquiring a state of presence, taking the knowledge from the past and utilizing it within your present, consciously, to contribute to a better future collectively not merely personally or familially . It's a distillation process. And one that requires immense work.
Seeking the eastern philosophy here in the west is a complicated endeavor. Often we seek the bridge which is equally as complicated and often proselytized prior to any actual form of a community congruence. One area that is personally important to me, healthcare, is a prime example. The Western medical model plays Game A. Often acting as they are playing a Game B dynamic. This down streams to patients not getting the information and care they truly require. We keep fixing down stream effects and polarizing out into tech and keep forgetting to reroute back to the whole of the human.
Let's introduce Game B as opposed to Game A for those who haven't heard of it.
Understanding Game A and Game B
Game A: Game A represents the current societal paradigm characterized by competitive capitalism, hierarchical power structures, and a focus on short-term gains. It often prioritizes individual interests over collective well-being and has led to numerous global challenges, including environmental degradation, economic inequality, and social unrest.
Game B: Game B is a vision for a different way of organizing society. It places emphasis on cooperation, long-term thinking, and regenerative practices. Game B proponents argue for a shift from zero-sum thinking to positive-sum thinking, where success is not measured by individual gain but by collective prosperity and sustainability.
Core Principles of Game B
Sensemaking and Deep Learning: Game B encourages a commitment to sensemaking, which involves understanding complex issues deeply and holistically. Deep learning and open dialogue are promoted to foster a shared understanding of problems and solutions.
Anti-Fragility: Game B seeks to build systems that are anti-fragile, meaning they thrive and adapt in the face of volatility and uncertainty. This involves resilient, decentralized structures that can withstand shocks.
Long-Term Thinking: Unlike Game A's short-term focus, Game B advocates for decisions and policies that consider the long-term consequences, particularly regarding the environment and social well-being.
Collective Intelligence: Game B leverages the power of collective intelligence. It believes that diverse perspectives and open collaboration lead to more effective problem-solving and innovation.
Regenerative Practices: Sustainability is a core value of Game B, emphasizing practices that regenerate the environment, support local communities, and ensure the well-being of future generations.
Transitioning to Game B
Transitioning from Game A to Game B is a formidable challenge, requiring a shift in mindset, values, and organizational structures. Here are some key steps that can facilitate this transition:
Awareness and Education: Building awareness of Game B principles and educating individuals and communities about the potential benefits is a crucial first step.
Experimentation: Game B proponents advocate for the creation of small-scale experiments and communities that embody Game B principles. These experiments can serve as models and learning opportunities.
Leadership and Collaboration: Effective leadership is essential in guiding the transition. Leaders who embrace Game B principles can help facilitate collaboration and bridge the gap between existing systems and the envisioned future.
Economic Transformation: Transforming economic systems to align with Game B values is essential. This might involve alternative currencies, sustainable business practices, and fair economic policies.
Policy and Governance Reform: Advocating for policy changes and reforms that support Game B principles at local, national, and international levels is crucial for systemic change.
Game B represents a visionary approach to addressing the complex challenges facing humanity. It offers an alternative to the competitive, short-term thinking of Game A and promotes values of cooperation, sustainability, and collective well-being. While transitioning to Game B is a complex and long-term endeavor, it holds the potential to create a more thriving and sustainable future for all. As we continue to grapple with global issues, exploring Game B offers a glimmer of hope and a blueprint for a better world.