"Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays by the rules."
"Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it."
Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hotshots are, then it's a game, all right--I'll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren't any hotshots, then what's a game about it? Nothing. No game.
--J.D. SALINGER (The Catcher in the Rye)