Remember being a kid. You played insouciantly with friends around the neighborhood and made up all kinds of games (ball games, tag games, reindeer games). When the flimsy rules you and your companions originally came up with weren’t exactly working in someone’s favor, you or one of your friends changed (or tried to change) those rules to better suit your/his/her need for dominance? You/he/she explained whatever popped in your/his/her head, or maybe thought quite a bit about things you/he/she could do in different situations well in advance to help win games.
Me neither. I don’t remember doing that either. Continue reading “When I was a child, I spake as a rule changer …”