The best advice I was ever given

by Regis Boff

I learned to play chess as a freshman in university. Because I was raised nearly like a baboon in Pittsburgh in the sixties I hadn’t been exposed to this endlessly fascinating game. I got caught up in it, sometimes spending hours investigating games that had been played hundreds of years ago.
I majored in religions which when coupled with psychedelic drugs satisfied my youthful quasi-academic exploration for Truth.
I have learned and incorporated many Truths but none equaled the advice the old guy who taught me chess offered one day out of the blue. 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.