Figuring Out What It Means To Win The Game Of Life

Maarten van Doorn
Jun 3, 2018 · 6 min read

When, exactly, have we won the game of life?

That question is not philosophical nitpicking, but an essential one to answer if we are going to be any good at it. When playing a game, it helps to know its conditions for victory.

The first thing that comes to mind is that winning the game of life means achieving your goals. According to this view, the…