Understanding theories in detail behind our intention and actions could lead to better execution and planning of our motives. Some things are inherent within us and our intuition works that way. Game theory is a formalized study of such behavior. An example would be the use of game theory in our daily lives. Some people understand the implications of the theory in their actions and some just happen to follow their intuition which works that way. Understanding our decision making based on game theory helps us think strategically and even help us understand the moves as well.
Game theory is “the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers.” Game theory is mainly used in economics, political science, and psychology, as well as logic, computer science and biology. Originally, it addressed zero-sum games, in which one person’s gains result in losses for the other participants. Today, game theory applies to a wide range of behavioral relations and is now an umbrella term for the science of logical decision making in humans, animals, and computers. – Wikipedia
In true game theory, everyone and everything is a contingency. You meet people, bring them into your life and keep them percolating until the moment that you need to manipulate them to your own advantage. That’s the general truth with everyone’s personal and professional lives. But then what about altruism where acts by individuals which benefit others at a cost to themselves. To keep it simple there are some explanations like the evolution of cooperation, where the optimum solution for a game-theoretic problem is to be cooperative for being in the community and the process gives rise to the phenomenon of conscience. This is just a superficial overview of understanding the strategies revolving around decision making and situations. Understanding them could help us not become a pawn in someone’s game.