I can see why the ancients believed the stars guide destiny. Night after night the lights in the firmament of night follow their course, sure of their path. We are more like the wandering planets picking our way along a starry path sometimes so certain of our course; other times hopelessly lost.
It’s ok to be wandering.
Night after night, the stars follow their paths but we don’t do that. With our metacognition and mindfulness, we can choose a more wandering path. I have a distinctly different style of gameplay than my son. His is fast and designed to win. I wander around the board looking to fulfill quests and find new treasures. I think it’s OK to choose to wander or play fast and furious. But we should do so without judgment.