Life throws everything it got to you. Wouldn't it be nice if Someone threw good stuff too? That is what this game is all about. Choose the good stuff and reject the bad stuff with your always trustworthy umbrella. Look for special items to "make your life easier". -mouse use only.
To anyone still wondering how you are supposed to play: the umbrella is there to protect you from bombs (terrorism?[more like war]), knives (murder), and masked guy (theft). So you have to bounce those away. But must let heart (love), dove (peace), hands (charity[or mercy]), and those enchanted triangles fall upon you. That's the purpose of the mechanics in which you lose health if keep the umbrella up for too long.