Ufortunately, after getting busier with their non-virtual life, my time online is less than optimum.
I have played for very many years. 2060 USCF was my highest unoficial rating. maybe I should have not played that next tournament. lol Life kept me out of tournaments for some time and I have still not been as active OTB as I would like.
I played a lot in the days when it was filling out postcards and sticking on postage stamps.
Thanks to those who have posted this - I like it
AN INSPIRATION FOR LIVING People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends, and some true enemies; Be successful anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight, Build it anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget it tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway . ~ Mother Theresa ~
I should have added this a long time ago just to contrast with Mother Theresa, but here it is now.
Often life is about getting along with others and we need to be support to what is happening. Others may see things very differently even if they are our sibling. It is our job to do what we can to make things work well and sometimes we do things in a way that seems silly, but it makes things happen if we go along with the boss, friend or stranger. We do not always see the reason they want to do things in a certain way, but they see it as they do and we often need to respect that.
The only difference in the apparently contrasting ideas may be in knowing the situation we are in. The ability to see is something that some may find easy. For the rest of us such wisdom takes time and patience.