My Daughter Cheats
Last night my mom was playing Candyland with Parker and I caught Parker cheating. Everytime she went, she looked through the pile of cards to find the ones that would make her move the furthest towards the finish line. Now she knows this isn’t how you play, so she was cheating. It made me think of MacIntyre and the internal/external good distinction. Clearly Parker hasn’t yet learned that there are worthwhile “internal goods” associated with playing games. She’s fixated on the external good of the pleasure of winning! I guess at three that’s okay. That said, I’m not sure how many internal goods you can acquire playing Candyland.