- Ways the parts of you do not agree with each other. Ways the models of reality do not agree with each other. More than one version of a story that are all true and yet different. Does compete-for-survival form a conflict (a two-pole arrangement) by nature of how it works? Is this true of many games? That they are played "against" an opponent? Is this true of any game? In fact, are there some games that cannot be played without an opponent? Can the volume on such a game be turned down? Can you turn your opponent into your partner?