graeber fear of play law

What ultimately lies behind the appeal of bureaucracy is fear of play.  – David Graeber, the utopia of rules et al


from utopia of rules:

p 200

what ultimately lies behind the appeal of bureaucracy is fear of play..t

i buy that. as in – fear of uncertainty. but i believe we’ve trained ourselves into that. .(safety addiction et al).. trained ourselves into a play is subversive mentality/legality.

this is ginormous..

fear of letting go enough ness.. so haven’t yet gotten to.. haven’t yet seen.. legit freedom 

carhart-harris entropy law et al

none of us are free ness

i think this is the same thing going on when david and ie: m of care – may 28 – talk of arbitrary ness.. not that it messes up the dance.. but that we’re afraid of it (arbitrary ness).. so we never get back/to the dance

i think we need to be as bold as david was in calling out our fear of play.. and call out our fear of arbitrary ness


from play page:

free\dom and play

gray play law

gray play deprived law

more from david graeber‘s utopia of rules:

261 (in footnotes)

157\ and if one is playing a game, the ‘play’ element is the unpredictable element, the degree to which one is not simply enacting rules, but applying skill or rolling the dice, or otherwise embracing uncertainty

more from play page:

huge to play being about the freedom of uncertainty/entropy

david on care and freedom

david on fun