Let me start this post by saying...I am totally playing devil's advocate here. I am interested to know what most of the FORT people think.I am always interested in opposing opinions,thoughts,and theories.
That said,let's get down to it!
I have read many posts from the wonderful people at FORT and I feel that the major conscensus here at FORT is..it is just a game.
But is it really?
Let me just throw out there Survivor is a game like no other. The contestants must build a society together with limited food and comforts and outside distractions,which is way different than..say a game of chess or Clue. The environment presented in Survivor provides many obstacles. There is no food,no contact with the outside world,nothing that resembles 'society 'at all;except for the relationships that are formed.
If it really is 'just a game' could real friendships be formed? Could real adverserial realtionships be formed? (think Kel vs. Jerri) Could two contestant fall in love? (you know who)When is the last time you played a game of chess and you ended up falling in love with your opponent? When is the last time you played checkers and ended up hating the person you were playing against?
My point is,although many people are quick to say, 'It's just a game',there are real life things that happen in Survivor. People do fall in love,people do end up disliking each other. There are real friendships that are formed and broken within Survivor.Real things can and have happened. Is it like Jeff Probst said...'people draw their own personal lines with how far they will go'?
What do you think? Try not to think idealistically. Of course,ideally, if I were a contestant on Survivor, I would love to think that I could be strong enough to vote for the winner based on 'strategy' and not feelings. I have given Kathy a lot of credit for being able to see past her personal feelings and voting for the best player to win in All Stars. I had to take a real personal inventory and figure out if I could be as strong as she was, and I realized that I didn't know. I can be emotional and I can be logical. How would I vote? How would you vote?
When it comes to a game like Survivor,is it really just a game?