Be the chess player
Chess is a game of tactics. One where forethought wins. It embodies life skills.
That’s why her grandfather taught her how to play since she was only a child. He said a chess game resembles life in that you shouldn’t waste even a single move.
At first she could never win a game. But like a Japanese proverb says, “we learn little from victory, much from defeat”.
Every movement of the chess pieces had to be carefully planned. It required independent and cautious thinking. She learned to move in silence and only speak when it was time to say ‘checkmate’.
“Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment” – Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov
Also part of Friday Fictioneers