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The Game of Life and Monopoly

Updated on June 6, 2014

The Monopoly Game

The Monopoly game is equipped with life choices.
The Monopoly game is equipped with life choices. | Source
How do you play the game of life?
How do you play the game of life? | Source

The Game of Life

I am continuously struck by enlightenment. I am evolving as a species and I continue to see with more clarity.

My most recent awakening is that in comparison between reality and the games we grew up playing, as well as the games we still play as adults. Take for example, the games of MONOPOLY and LIFE.

They are games that seem to come equipped with a pair of dice, a choice peg, money, cars, homes, etc. Isn't that what we do in the reality of life? We make a choice (roll the dice), and hope for the highest points.

In the game of MONOPOLY, we hope for the car, the home, the hotel, the property, etc. etc.. "Stuff" is how I will refer to it. We look to see who can acquire the most stuff. The most valuable stuff and at the end of the game, isn't it about who has the most money? ( I review my thoughts with a smirk on my face as I approach life with a sense of humor). Isn't this what we do in reality? Isn't it about who has the most money? We seem to envy those that have the nice cars, the big houses, etc., etc. But are those people truly happy? Regarding the board game, as a player we seem to become more competitive as the game continues. We hope to be the winner and be better than our competition. Hmmm......This sure sounds like reality to me.

Take the game of LIFE for instance, a game that is played based on choices and chances. There are hundreds of different board games out there and we can take anyone of them and reflect on how they resemble the different circumstances, situations and experiences we have in life. Maybe, the underlying reality of board games is to help us as human beings, develop the skill of making choices. Choices that effect our reality in the scope of here and now, and what could be the outcome.

On a different note, in reality our attitude is everything. Our attitude shapes the reactions around us as it is a reflection of our true inner attitude.

Are you centered and grounded in your being? Are you in alignment with your higher being? Are you in control of you? Can you see that the only control you have is that of your own thinking and attitude. Your own choices is what creates your reality. So I ask you this.............Is life a reality game we play without even being conscious of it?

Board Games

Could board games be a resemblance to how we play the real game of life?
Could board games be a resemblance to how we play the real game of life? | Source

Life Of Illusion

The Ups and Downs of Life

Life comes with its ups an downs. Chutes and Ladders was my favorite game as a child.
Life comes with its ups an downs. Chutes and Ladders was my favorite game as a child. | Source

Ups and Downs

The game of CHUTES AND LADDERS is a game that takes us up and down as in the reality of life. Life is filled with inconsistency and chances. The ups and downs of life as it is referred to.

(I reflect on my childhood and recall this being my favorite game. Now I see how sometimes what we play is where we learn how to be the most durable within our own reality.)

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What we think about we bring about!

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      Lisa Eva Gold 3 years ago from South Florida

      Yes DDE! It is a fun game indeed;))

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      My favorite game and it takes hours but still I enjoy playing this game a family time experience

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Ausseye 4 years ago

      Hi LeBold,

      A time to ponder, a time to reflect

      We take natures wonder oh so lightly

      Millions of years made the world what it is

      And now reflect in seconds

      The worm of time may yet reflect

      On this MONOPLY without JUSTICE

      Having grown a brain worse than mine

      Over a universal space of time

      Perhaps we will seek junk is what surrounds us

      A perfect moment is when we fall in love

      No stuff will alter that moment

      And yes dice were involved, luck chance

      If you find the right lover………

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      :0)

      Yes, as a teen I too played board games with friends. Fun times. Thank you for your comment Blossom SB

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      We called it Snakes and Ladders, too. I still enjoy board games, but Not Monopoly these days: as teenagers we used to play until about 2.00 a.m. Interesting analogy.

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      Typing from my phone .....lol

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      FitnezzJim thank you for your comment. Yes, from youth to now we are created by what we have been taught as well as what stratagies and techniques we learn by the board games we learned to play.

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      FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      For some, the perspective we have on the games of our youth is different after we've aged. The life lesson you learn gets subconciously ingrained as part of playing the game, and it is only after you've aged some that you realize regrettfully where it comes from.

      Ahh, (I'd write this as a poem if I could figure out how to in a comment): The childish joy of winning, if you want to see what it grows up to be, just watch politics, on any TV.

      Then ask yourself: 'What are we teaching our children'?

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      :0) Glad to read that you enjoyed reading this. Thank you for your vote!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I just loved this! I agree that many of these popular games are essentially great analogies for our own everyday lives. I thought this was very insightful. By the way, Chutes and Ladders was my favourite although when I was growing up it was called Snakes And Ladders. I guess "chutes" is more appealing, lol! Thanks for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose