Chess is it in our society and every day life?

russell_der_toll
russell_der_toll
Jul 3, 2008, 8:26 AM |
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Chess is it in our society and every day life?

 

            I was introduced to chess stereotypically by an over loving grandparent. I never took the game seriously till my brother dragged me to chess club at my junior school. This was the turning point of my academic life. Before this moment I was a drop out the child that would drag down the average test score for the class. I found that the game of chess taught me invaluable life skills.

 

            Concentration, an ability of which youth forgets was given to me by my ego not allowing me to lose and concentrating was the only solution.

 

            Logical thinking. This was refined as my attitude to life of muscle over mind changed. As a result of this I felt my maths and science improved dramatically.

 

            Increased self esteem. I was down trodden and felt academically worthless until the day I beat a straight “A” student at chess. It gave me confidence.

 

            This is just a small sample of how chess changed my life and developed certain skills. People of all ages are buying braintrain from Nintendo for ridiculous sums of money. Save your money chess is better and by far more fun.

 

            This can be concluded by a quote from Stanley Kubrick “chess teaches you that you must sit there calmly and think about whether its really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas”.

 

           

            I thank this classic game for giving me a life to live where by I am happy and feel successful.