Life is like one giant chess board and people are the chess pieces. The game of chess is just like life; lots of moving parts, a puzzle to figure out the next step with lots of strategy to figure it all out. The goal is ultimately to win the game but the game of life is not necessarily one people win, but you can definitely creating winning strategies that will help you get further along the path.
Playing the Game
Chess, the game of life, is one where every decision you make has a direct impact on the rest of your game. One false move and the whole game is ruined. Or, at the very least, it is harder to recover from (but not impossible). Each chess Game consists of 32 pieces which make up the human population: 2 Kings, 2 Queens, 4 Rooks (Castles), 4 Knights, 4 Bishops, 16 Pawns. Here’s how it relates to life.
Kings are very powerful influencers and decision makers. They don’t move much but have a huge following and are well protected. All the other players on the board move around them. Celebrities, the United States president and others are similar to the King in chess.
The most powerful piece on the board has unmatched freedom of movement. With the power she might as well be King, but she is always playing second fiddle. The Queen has a lot of influence but she may easily be replaced by an upcoming pawn. She is nearly useless without help from others.
Players remain on their color to avoid changes at all costs. They are critical to the success of the King.
Knights have the freedom to move around the world with their head and heart. They are motivators and encourage others. Their free spirits help the Queen.
The tall, head-strong, powerful Rook is intimidating and often used to fight off other pieces on the board. These pieces provide support to the rest of the pieces on the board.
These workers are most overlooked, yet critical parts of the game of life. Without them, higher powers would be weak and vulnerable. These all powerful pieces remain headstrong and look ahead. In the game of life, as in chess, you cannot just focus on the next move but the next three as well. The next move you make impacts the other moves and so on. Every decision you make will have an impact on the future, regardless of where you fit in the game of life. Sometimes our decisions are made with best intentions but they end up being the worst decisions. What is important is how we are willing to get back up, try again, and move forward having learned from our mistakes. As in chess, so it is also true in the game of life.
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