Gameful Life
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Gameful Life

Fun is What Reduces Drama in Real Life

“You find the fun and snap! The job’s a game.”

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As a child, I was fascinated with Mary Poppins and how she related to children. She wasn’t very serious. At least not “seriously serious.” Although she appeared to be serious about the necessity for fun.

Like many other children who were born around the 1970s in the Soviet Union, I learned about Mary Poppins from a Soviet…



Living a gameful life means approaching anything we are up to or what comes our way as if it was a fantastic collection of games, of which we are both designers and players. This publication is by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels. For more see and subscribe to

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Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

Life gamer, life coach, author, engineer; originator of Self-Gamification — an art of turning life into fun games →