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.

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