The way that you play a game is called your play style. Your play style changes the more you experience the game. Those who’ve played the game the most have the most flexible play style – they can adapt to new situations quicker than anyone else.
So if you’re alive, you’re experiencing life. And no matter what you do, even if you’re doing nothing, you’re changing. You won’t notice it because the changes can be so small that they’re impossible to see. But it’s happening.
If you’ve been experiencing a life of passivity, then, of course, you’ll use passivity to adapt to a new situation. Why not? Better to use the tool that you have the most experience with.
If you’ve been experiencing a life of activity, then activity will be the tool that you use to adapt to a new situation.
The master of activity can be passive on purpose. That’s called stopping to think. Pausing to reflect. It’s pseudo-passivity.
And the master of passivity can be active on purpose. But that’s pseudo-activity. They respond to every question with, “I’m working on it.”
The master of activity doesn’t need to tell people that they’re working on it. Because everyone can see that they’re actually working on it.