Finite and Infinite Games

Comments in the Greater than Code conversation #118 "A Piece of Luck With Jessica Kerr" held in February 2019:

JAMEY: ... This is silly but I saw a piece of graffiti one time when I was traveling that I think about a lot and it said, "Everything will be okay in the end. If it isn't okay, then it isn't the end." I find that very comforting. I try to think about that as the comforting side of this kind of frustration in life, so I wanted to share.

JESSICA: Yeah, there are no endings but there is better. There are many, many, many tiny little betters and we can get those. There's a beautiful book called Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse that you can download the PDF online. That's really good about this because we do have finite games that we make for ourselves but in the end, life is an infinite game. There are no endings.

SAM: There may be an ending for you, specifically but it's not really an ending for everybody else. They go on. Even after you've died, your contribution can live on: your words, your ideas, some of your actions, they continue to have repercussions even after you’ve gone.

Such an important and comforting thought:

"... there are no endings
  but there is better.
There are many, many, many
  tiny little betters
and we can get those ..."

^z - 2019-02-24