At its most exhilarating moments, Paintball is an intensified version of what we all go through everyday. We are all avoiding and confronting obstacles on our way to reaching our goals. This game captures the essence of basic struggle of everyday living. Staying in the game is the most obvious metaphor for staying alive and winning is about being great at surviving whilst playing fairly. The game of paintball creates a situation in which the only way to survive is to act in a manner that balances precise aggression with caution. You attain objectives by taking calculated risks that you have a good chance of handling.