Game Theory

We live in a pre-packaged society.

For all my life, decisions
have been bundled up
into bite sized packages
set up on a shelf
for me to choose from.

The illusion of choice,
it drives and compels us
to work harder
to work more
to work longer hours
to work more than we play.

But economics is a game
we were always set to lose
and winning isn’t winning
when you’re all beat down and bruised

This is the system that controls us
the system in which we trust
a twisted game of cat and mouse
(we’re all shit out of luck)


2 thoughts on “Game Theory

  1. Powerful poem and the words tell it all. At first, I thought it was a bit harsh to categorize all of life’s decisions as being prepackaged. But after reading the words over again, several times, actually, I see what the author was trying to say. I guess the only choice we really have is one in which we decide to choose from the shelf, or, not make any choice.


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