Yes. Often the only way to “win” the game is not to play, to opt out, to abstain, but people tend not to take that option. They are worried about appearing weak or are already invested. Imagine a world where no one engages in power plays…

Australian writer recently returned from 4 years living in Vietnam. Editor of Vox Virtus and Abroadingly. Blogs at dianelee.com.au and travellinghomebody.com.

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