In this part of the column, Burtchen philosophizes about the meaning of games and the aha moments he experienced that sent him on the search for further insights into the world of games.
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Like other people of my age and gender identity, I know most things better than those around me. This leads to the classic someone-on-the-net-writes-something-wrong problem, according to which I use strategically relevant reserves of self-discipline to avoid correcting people in comment columns and public transport.
The often experienced “They have time for that” line of thought requires particular strength. In other words, the popular displeasure that, for example, a street is renamed or a manageable subsidy fund is raised while all the major political problems remain unaddressed.
“Yes, exactly,” I want to call out to people, “you recognized it! Because of this new guideline of the city administration, which affects the food in schools, the entire Federal Ministry of Defense has left their pens for months, that explains the state of the Bundeswehr! “Where does this thought come from, that legions of state employees at every administrative level seem to only be busy with the topics I wondered for a long time.
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