I was commenting to a fellow traveller today about these book reviews I’ve been doing. Some yahoos have been fouling the comment section with words to the effect of “why all this book nonsense, you should talk about birds?”

I’ve noticed that some people are unwilling to learn something unless it’s written down – overtly and obviously – in textbook format. There’s merit in that but much of what humans learn comes through osmosis. You learn by doing, or being around those who are doing [1]. I know this from time spent hanging around players ahead of myself [2]. Additionally, the lessons learned implicitly and covertly through storytelling tend to sink deeper into your subconscious that those learned by rote from textbooks.

It was with this in mind that I wrote my three memoirs to be textbooks masquerading as stories. It’s also why I continue to write book reviews on this blog [3]. It’s one thing to write a quickie eBook about Alpha Mindset For Playboys exhorting the poor reader to “develop a strong frame” or to “cultivate one’s mind and construct a solid mental map of the world”. Anyone can write that [4]. I think it works better to lead by example and show the frame being built and the mental map being filled in with details.

Still, for those of you who need it all in bullet points and simple obvious language, here’s the next part of the Daygame Infinite talk.

If you’d like a textbook that makes everything really obvious and in-your-face you might want to try Daygame Infinite, available by clicking here. You won’t be challenged by subtly or nuance.

[1] Mirror neurons are a wonderful thing
[2] And also Jimmy Jambone
[3] For as long as I’m actually making reading a major personal goal
[4] And indeed pretty much everyone does, to judge from Amazon and blogging