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Russian novelist and chess composer, Vladimir Nabokov, was once quoted as saying of chess players, "There is nothing abnormal about a chess player being abnormal. This is normal." What do you think?
They all crazy.
There is no such thing as a normal human.
Do I look normal to you?
May be there are some normal, but i am not.
I'm normal. I move wooden pieces around a board.
"Normal" is too wide of a distribution. Could you narrow it down a bit?
I don't think any stereotypically "normal" person would be attracted to chess. It all depends on how you define normal, though.
Grandmasters have a lot of norms so I guess they are normal...
So as Forrest Gump might say,"Normal is as normal does"?
it is not normal to claim to be abnormal - so if you claim to be not normal -
most of them, but the higher branch possesses more insanity, Fischer for example
Would someone care to share the eptiome of normal?
I have a feeling no one is exactly like it, except for the one individual who was used as a crash test dummy...
"normal" is all relatively defined...i like to consider us all "special"...lol
I like whatever is convenient for me... lol
Vladimir Nabokov was talking out of his ass. Oh wait, lots more posts just above actually vindicate him!
i stand corrected!
Chess players are no different than other people who like to collect movie memorabilia, attend scifi conventions, fixup classic cars, etc.
The problem has been that one or two great chess players have suffered some sort of mental illness and thus it creates a stereotype that playing too much high level chess will result in eccentric behavior.
Examples would be Paul Morphy and Bobby Fischer who are considered some of the best chess players in history yet suffered from mental illness at some point in their lives.
If only people realized eccentricity is generally made manifest through one's pursuits and not the other way around, the world would be a somewhat better place...
sanitygoes this way <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>.UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS WE ARE NORMAL BUT UNDER ABNORMAL CONDITIONS ITS HARD TO BE NORMAL AS WE ARE GOVERNED BY EMOTIONS BEFORE IT GOES TO THE CENTRAL PROCESSING OF THE BRAIN.
SANITY GOES BACKWARD,INSANITY GOES FORWARD,UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS WE CHOSE TO BE NORMAL BUT UNDER PRESSURE WE TEND TO BE ABNORMAL..WE ARE ALL GOVERN BY EMOTIONS, THINKING PROCESS REACH UP EMOTIONS MORE EASILY THAN TO THE CENTRAL THINKING PROCESS
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