Chess is a board-game that most of us are familiar with. Duh! But there’re more things about chess that you never knew were so related to our life. Sudhir Srinivasan has shared his view on how chess is similar to our life on Quora:
White moves first
Black people are allowed by the rules to mainly be reactive – sad but it’s still sometimes true in today’s society…
The smallest people can become the greatest, with perseverance.
The top people never fight from the front.
The ruler is weaker than he should be.
When your opponent makes swift progress and rubs shoulders with you, you can cross him and take him out to retain advantage.
Women, despite being far more powerful than men, are encouraged to be selfless and keep the man’s well-being at the back of their mind at all times.
If the lowest people in your team aren’t taken care of well, your group will not last long.
You must be willing to give up the things you love the most to be able to come up trumps at the end.
To succeed in the long-term, it’s crucial to plan well in advance.
It’s vital that your opponent never see you suffer, even if you are. When in battle, hide your weaknesses.
Rook in the End Game
The quietest and the most unexpected people can often be the most loyal and the most useful ones.
It’s more useful to encourage strong members of your team to be together than to keep them divided.
A knight in a corner is a knight wasted. If you don’t give your assets what they need, they’ll be useless and perhaps leave you eventually.
If you don’t value time, you’ll lose despite all your strengths.
If there’s bickering and no solidarity in the economically weakest sections, it’s a recipe for impending ruin.
The poorest and the smallest ones are often the first to be sacrificed, and suffer the greatest loss.
Queen and Bishop
To be the closest to a top person, you must either be his wife, or be willing to cross everybody for him
A king is allowed to have multiple queens. Sound familiar?
“Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events” - Benjamin Franklin
I guess you understand more about what Franklin said now?
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