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Is Chess Really Good for Your Brain?

  • #321
    ptd570 wrote:

    all this talk about good vs bad has got me remembering that I dont really care about whats good or bad...the only thing that matters truely is to enjoy the ride before my train leaves (for good)

    Thats good.

  • #322

    "If It Feels Good, Do It!" "Make Love, Not War!"  "Flower Power!" 

    (Chess must be bad for the brain -- all I can remember now is slogans from the '60's ... sad, just sad ...)

  • #323

    If it feels bad, do it!

  • #324

    I will ask my brain to see what it thinks and the answer is there is no way known to reverse entropy that's the last time I consult it on anything

  • #325
    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

  • #326
    motherinlaw wrote:

    "If It Feels Good, Do It!" "Make Love, Not War!"  "Flower Power!" 

    (Chess must be bad for the brain -- all I can remember now is slogans from the '60's ... sad, just sad ...)

    The decade of the sixties travelled  past

    Like the afternoon flight of a white dove

    Leaving ideas. Some did some didn't last.

    End war, civil rights, the summer of love.

  • #327
    electricpawn wrote:
    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

    lol -- a generous offer!  I'd take him up on it.

  • #328

    I dont know, maybe you coulda asked Fischer how he somehow avoided mental asylums before he died...Steinitz couldnt avoid the mental asylum in New york where he died... Rubinstein died while suffering from schizophrenia & anthropophobia in his last days...Alekhine was put in a mental hospital 1943 just 3 years before he died.

    3 out of 4 of these guys are on the all time Top 10 chess players! The fourth one Rubinstein was top 40 all time. What does all this tell you about chess being really good for the brain?Frown

  • #329

    The brain is not the mind.

  • #330

    The mind is what the brain does.

  • #331
    electricpawn wrote:
    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

    Once was enough.  I think the best strategy would be to quit my job.

  • #332
    bigpoison wrote:
    electricpawn wrote:
    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

    Once was enough.  I think the best strategy would be to quit my job.

    Dude, I know those PED's are expensive, but what job is that?

  • #333

    Oh, bp, I could have told you "German Shepherd Jaw Pressure Tester" usually does turn out to be a more stressful job than people might imagine.  Do you have any other skills?

  • #334

    It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta' do it.

  • #335

    lol @ bigpoison!

  • #336

    If you enjoy chess then it must be good because it produces a good feeling and when you lose it makes you feel bad

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