The path to virtue for the intelligent man lies in seeking to protect oneself from the stupid. Temptation lies in seeking to exploit them.
I play to a set of rules I assume we both share. He plays to his set of rules, assuming I am playing to mine. My set of rules is abstract, conceptual, common to us both. He personalises each set of rules, his and mine. Two systems constantly switching with each move in the game.
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...He continues quick and dull in his clear images
I continue slow and sharp in my broken images.
He in a new confusion of his understanding
I in a new understanding of my confusion.