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Does chess help improve one's daily life?


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1

    Suvel

    This question has always bothered me. 

    Can chess be applied to the real world in any way??

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2

    sapientdust

    Anything can be applied to anything else if you try hard enough, but for any particular aspect of your life you wish to improve, there are probably going to be many far more efficient means of improving that than chess.

    For example, chess may or may not help math skills, but it certainly does not improve math skills as much (and as efficiently) as math study and practice.

    Edit: It seems you are asking two different questions. (1) Is one's life improved by chess in any way? (2) Can learning/playing chess help one do other things better off the chess board?

    I interpreted the question as 2, and to 1, I would say that if one enjoys it and nobody gets harmed, that's enough to count as improving one's daily life.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3

    Fear_ItseIf

    probably the opposite

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #4

    AlCzervik

    Only if you're making money with it.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    Suvel

    lol Al I love your posts, they always make me smile

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    AndyClifton

    Suvel_Karmarkar wrote:

    This question has always bothered me. 

    Can chess be applied to the real world in any way??

    why? (on both counts)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    zazen5

    Yes.  Subconscious programming.  Anything you do affects your unconscious. I play chess and go to combat the forced domestication that this zombie society enslaves on me.  "p.y.a.", if you will, at all times because no one is to be trusted.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #8

    Suvel

    I've been curious on why millions on people play chess and enjoy it.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #9

    Suvel

    Maybe even billions

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #10

    AndyClifton

    Because they enjoy it. Smile

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #11

    Suvel

    yea true

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #12

    maDawson

    sapientdust wrote:

    Anything can be applied to anything else if you try hard enough, but for any particular aspect of your life you wish to improve, there are probably going to be many far more efficient means of improving that than chess.

    For example, chess may or may not help math skills, but it certainly does not improve math skills as much (and as efficiently) as math study and practice.

    Edit: It seems you are asking two different questions. (1) Is one's life improved by chess in any way? (2) Can learning/playing chess help one do other things better off the chess board?

    I interpreted the question as 2, and to 1, I would say that if one enjoys it and nobody gets harmed, that's enough to count as improving one's daily life.

    100% 


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