Collaborative Intelligence, Copywriting and Game Theory

Copy writing is a very competitive profession and yet  extraordinary thinkers create environments where everyone benefits. Unfortunately, ordinary thinkers often believe that in a competitive environment there must be winners and losers.

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To prosper in a game based environment one must choose to play any game with conscious thought. In the short term any ordinary game is voluntary yet continued participation in any aspect of the game will in time become involuntary.

It is not even easy to quit the ordinary game. Exiting any aspect of this type of life game early must be provided for by the rules – school, marriage, sexual orientation, gender choice, religious affiliation etc. This may at times be likened to a zero-sum game where someone has to win and other lose.

For the extraordinary person the game of life, does not have a knowable beginning or ending. Birth is not the beginning and death is not the end. For them, the process of living is about “consciousness” and the body is simply a vehicle for carrying that consciousness.  They play at the game of life with the goal of continuing play and sometimes with a purpose of bringing more players into the game. For the extraordinary “player” the game continues and play exists for the sake of play. If any part of the game seems to be approaching resolution because of the rules of play, they may decide to simply change the rules so that the game may continue and so they may continue to play. In my work this is known as Trickster thinking. Here the rules exist for no other reason than to ensure the game offers a positive and extraordinary experience for all the players. The only known example of this game is “ life” . Beginning to participate in an extraordinary game may be involuntary, in that it doesn’t require conscious thought. It begins the moment you are born and motivated to continue through the pain of longing of the individual players. Continuing participation in any round of game-play is voluntary but to not play will bring this pain of longing to the fore.  Whether ordinary or extraordinary It is an invariable principle of all play that whoever plays, plays freely

His/her mind must shape shift from faithful to skeptical, logical to the intuitive, from the pacifist to the noble warrior from the tried and true to the new and visionary. In short this is not just a  a person for all seasons, but also a person  of his/her times –  In essence a visionary genius.

One can observe that all major spheres of human affairs can be viewed as a game no matter how disparate they might otherwise be.

One way to think of all this is by framing life as an experience of being in the moment without regrets about the past or expectations of the future. It may also be framed performed according to a script of some kind. This distinction hinges on an individual’s decision to engage in one state of affairs or another. If one is to be a marriage partner, a parent, a lawyer, a soldier, or a scientist there are requirements and duties to be considered, rules to be obeyed and goals to be achieved. This is marriage as a theatrical or a movie role.  If marriage is a choice and a process, it becomes a living drama. There are both objective and subjective aspects to be considered and of course there are ordinary and extraordinary aspects to be considered.


Lewis Harrison is an author, motivational speaker, mentor and coach. You can reach him at

He offers stress management programs throughout the United  States and his corporate chair massage company, provides seated and chair massage for stress management seminars and trainings as well to special events for  meeting planners and meeting professionals in New York City, New Jersey Las Veges, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Greensboro NC, Miami and Orlando Florida and other major meeting and conventions venues.

His book “Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Time” addresses important issues on human potential and personal development

Here is a short interview with Lewis Harrison on unnecessary struggle and visionary thinking


Here is a short interview with Lewis Harrison on unnecessary struggle and visionary thinking