“In this game of life there are two ways of living.
The shadow life and the hero’s journey.
In prison, or in freedom.
As a slave, or as warrior.
What makes the difference?
Your mind. The strongest of all weapons.-/u/GameStartCancel, “Real life is a game.” reddit.com/r/selfimprovement. November 1, 2019.
While there are worse metaphors than understanding life as a game, or more specifically, a role playing game. It seems that a strong mind would understand that life is exactly what you decide to believe it is, nothing more or nothing less. Cite Viktor Frankl if you must. But, the whole world is mind-made, and you get to choose your metaphors too.