The first thing you gotta make sure when you're playing any game is that everybody knows the rules.
Then you gotta make sure that everybody plays by the same rules.
And one thing that's often overlooked is to ask yourself whether or not we're even playing the same game.
Some of the problems in the world stem from the fact that we don't play by the same rules.
Others stem from the fact that not everybody knows the rules or which rules are currently being used.
Those two are usually the more obvious ones to spot.
And then there are problems where we assume that we all play the same game, but we actually don't.
And those are often the most dangerous ones because they're pretty hard to spot.
They're usually pretty hard to spot because we're often so convinced that our game is the only game worth playing so we automatically assume that everybody else will be playing the same game.
We might sit at the same table, we might look like we played the same game and we might even act as if we played the same game.
But that doesn't necessarily mean that we're all playing the same game.
Nor does it mean that we should all be playing the game.
That we're even capable of playing the same game at the same time...