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Started by xenopulse, July 28, 2005, 05:15:21 PM
Quote... the group plays as a whole, but has never analyzed what they are doing nor what they really want out of it (they see their group as an unreflected undifferentiated whole). You could say they all play something together, but without self-awareness. Many groups remain at this point.
Quote"Conscious" is a terrible term. It focuses on introspection, deliberation, and "what I meant to do," staying locked up in the person's head.It's also fundamentally meaningless, if you want to get really critical. After all, am I "conscious" of my desire to publish a game? To play a game? To eat lunch? And so on. However, "mindful" is much more useful because it's social and has an "off" condition. I am mindful of your actions when I consider how they affect me and behave accordingly. I am mindful of my actions when I consider how they affect you and behave accordingly. You can see when I fail to be mindful of either of these, in how I talk, how I treat you, and what I do.
QuoteMy point was, the group as a whole plays that way. I.e., they've somehow gotten into their head that this is the way it was meant to be played and they all do the same stuff. And I don't know if it's common to be happy with it, but when I was playing without reflecting on it, even when it was bad, it was still better than the other ways of spending my free time.(snip)In my groups, people tend to say, "This is the way it's done," and then everybody does that (no matter whether it's conducive to the fun or not; but I might post another thread about that one).