The Anatomy of a Great simply put
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a friend that just got engaged. While the engagement announcement was well-received and the new life partner seemed like a great person to be, he stated clearly that he was not prepared for the moment to be a life-changing one.
This is one of those moments that is so incredibly common that it’s really hard to think of a good way to phrase it. However, that’s exactly what I did when I interviewed a man who’s just found out his long-time girlfriend has left him. After we had spent a decent amount of time discussing the details of the engagement and the joys and sorrows of a life-changing relationship, he began to break down and talk about his current situation.
Basically, he had a very long term relationship with a woman for almost a decade, but she suddenly started showing interest in another guy. It was a mutual decision by both parties, and it worked out great for them.
For a long time after he started dating this other guy, he wanted to meet her so badly that he tried to get in touch with her through other people. That, however, was unsuccessful. Then one day she sent him an email asking him to meet for coffee, and he replied the next day. He had gone to her house and waited for her to pick him up, but she never showed up. He was devastated.
It’s a lot easier to explain when you’re talking about sex. You can talk about it while you’re having it, but with a person, you have to be all the way there. So, if you’re a person who is easily attracted, you may even be able to explain it when you’re not interested. Of course, if you’re attracted to a specific person, that won’t work. So, it’s important to keep things in perspective.
He tried to get rid of his feelings for her by using his mind tricks. He told her about his history and where he was from, but she refused to believe him. He did get some relief when she began to think about how much she loved him, but it was fleeting. She never did believe he was truly sorry.
One of the key things about us is that we can easily get involved with one of our friends, and that leads us to be involved with them in very different ways. Not only are we attracted to their quirks and hobbies, but we have strong emotional connections to them as well. In some ways we can even get to know someone if we aren’t attracted to them at all.
She also started to see that, though he wasn’t sorry, he really still loved her, and his love for her was real. She had forgotten her feelings for him and thought he was just a jerk, and that he was only trying to get her back by making her believe she didn’t love him.
The game is about how a party of Visionaries, all of who are very different, can unite, or fail to unite, to form a society. The goal here is to stop a Visionary from becoming corrupt, and to make sure she can’t corrupt the next Visionaries, either, by making them believe they love her and making sure they fail to unite with her.
The game is not a simple game of “gotcha”, but rather a complex game of “Gotcha, gotcha, what you got, what you done, what you don’t got, what you still don’t know, what you can’t know, what you can’t know, what you don’t know”.