Standardized processes like education are easy to manipulate and they create unintended consequences. These second and third order effects create reality distortion, where intended purpose of standardization and the inevitable game-ification of that process yield unintended outcomes.
Reality is our sense of truth, what is real and verifiable in our lives. Reality is how we make sense of the world. It is the mind's interpretation of how an individual exists within the world.
We don't exist in a world by ourselves. This essay focuses on how we live in a shared, communal reality and the importance of establishing reputation in a shared reality.