Let’s play the game of life. All you need is a token for you, the player, and some other assorted pieces. Life is really the purest game there is - the object is simply to enjoy the game.
The rules are simple: you need to make sure you don’t run out of game pieces – food, water, shelter. With those things taken care of you may use whatever pieces you can keep to pursue happiness.
As played in modern times, the game has a catch: Somebody else owns all the pieces. Fortunately there is a key to putting them within reach - money.
Get some money and you can exchange it for the things you need to stay in the game and maybe things to help you get some enjoyment for your efforts. If you are clever, you can even cheat in some areas although I tend to object not only on moral grounds but also because life, like any game, isn’t fun if you cheat.