The Infinite Game

James P. Carse in Finite and Infinite Games:

Because infinite players prepare themselves to be surprised by the future, they play in complete openness. it is not an openness as in candor, but an openness as in vulnerability. It is not a matter of exposing one’s unchanging identity, the true self that has always been, but a way of exposing one’s ceaseless growth, the dynamic self that has yet to be. The infinite player does not expect only to be amused by surprise, but to be transformed by it, for surprise does not alter some abstract path, but one’s own personal past. (p. 19)

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