There's a board game called Monopoly.
In this world, there's also a life game called Monopoly. And it goes like this:
Monopoly on Beauty: Whatever the fashion & the entertainment industry puts out.
Monopoly on Success: Whatever the capitalist, consumerist culture & the corporate industry puts out.
Monopoly on being a functional human being: Whatever the society demands.
Many of us play monopoly with our soul, our dreams, our unique perspectives, trading it all to buy in the world's perceptions of beauty, success and whatnot. And perhaps some of us play this game for all of eternity.