The Best Advice I was Ever Given
by Regis Boff
I learned to play chess as a freshman in university. I hadn’t been exposed to this endlessly fascinating game.
I got caught up in it, sometimes spending hours at a time investigating games that had been played hundreds of years ago.
I majored in religions. When I coupled that with psychedelic drugs, all my youthful quasi-academic explorations for Truth were satisfied once and for all.
The old guy who taught me how to play offered this wisdom. It was the singular piece of help I was ever given. He said,” Play against the game, never an opponent, because chess, like life, is perfect once you see it.