We all play games.
Some of these are games of wealth.
Others are games of status.
We play these games in different ways. For different rewards.
Who is moving up? Who is moving down the colours stairs of status?
Who is accumulating status? How can I accumulate more status than them?
It’s all games. We cannot avoid these games.
We cannot avoid people who play very differently from our preferred way either. And, we often spend time with people who play different games altogether.
All we can do is be intentional about choosing the games we play and choosing who we play them with.
There are few things worse than winning games we never wanted to win. With people we never wanted to play with.