Interconnected

Things that make good games, in I Have No Words & I Must Design [via As Above]. "A game is a form of art in which participants, termed players, make decisions in order to manage resources through game tokens in the pursuit of a goal" and from there it continues, an exploration of game design. Other things I'd like to know: How is Real Life different from a game? The things that people do that aren't games, what are they?