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WHO WANTS TO WASTE THEIR LIFE MASTERING A BOARD GAME(CHESS)i.e.becoming a GM?


  • 10 months ago · Quote · #81

    _36darshan--

    then u are wasting ur whole full life!

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #82

    now_and_zen

    What is the purpose of life?  How do you know that regardless of your best concept of what to do and maximum willpower you're capable of exerting, you're still wasting your life?

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #83

    TetsuoShima

    Mastering something is usually very honorful. Just look at japanese how they master several things, it always enriches life for all others as well...

    I rather be master of chess than a jack of all trades.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #84

    _ananth_

    i dont thinki do

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #85

    IMDRUNKYEP

    The question is a good one.  If you have no sense of worth based upon something important then it would be a waste.  For example many people are saying that they enjoy the time they spend on chess.  I think that if life were all about pure enjoyment then you could find it elsewhere.  If life has a purpose beyond selfish ambition then yes chess can be a non-core issue to your identity and self-worth.  I would recommend that a person find something of high value beyond themselves first and then add side interests after that.  That being said is true for most of us non masters.  The masters obviously have a deeper commitment to chess that pays them in talent and enjoyment of skill.  Sorry rambling a bit here.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #86

    nameno1had

    ...one's values determines whether it would be a waste... and their talent may also have something to say about it too


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