posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:48 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem
I understand your point, but there are deeper concerns with the modern versions of Monopoly that could be seen as much more hazardous to a family than
what you have given.
First off though, to say that it could be deemed the root of our problems is far stretching in my mind. It is a game. Games produce winners and
losers. Understandable that the connection in this game refers to property and money, but nonetheless, it is what it is.
Given that, if we all looked deeply and suspiciously at every thing in life, we can start to see all the negatives in everything. Take, as someone
here referred to, Risk or Battleship. There are winners and loser and either you win by destroying your opponent through simulated naval warfare or
you overtake countries. Or let us look at Sorry! The game practically teaches children to be ruthless and misuse the word 'sorry' just as they
reset their opponent back to square one...that my friends is not sorry, nor, as we are looking negatively, be seen as good sportsmanship.
Alas, we come to the things that I dread, not of the Monopoly I grew up with, but rather the newer versions. The versions that have taken money out
of the equation and are beginning to condition our children that 'plastic' will get you everything you need in life. This is in direct connection
with the massive market of selling debt. Which by the way is near the largest market in the United States.
So yes, the game has money and property to buy and sell. You are given a limited amount of capital to work with and come out victorious. Like every
game, there are winners and losers. Thus is life.