…playing is never lost time…
First, why Stoic Club? It’s a reference to the respected school of philosophy, arguably as important as Plato’s or Aristotle’s strains of the inquiring spirit of Socrates, whom the Stoics also laid claim to as their model.
What is it actually measuring when we have a number that measures IQ?
Rules are best thought of as the constraints within which freedom, fun, meaning become possible, fun being the exploration of those latent possibilities in things.
The City: a space within which infinite stories might take place.
In this, it represents the curious paradox whereby something good in itself becomes terribly disfigured by attracting too much popularity, when beautiful or desirable places are destroyed by the masses of people attracted to their life-changing potential.
‘This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo,
And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro.’