Knowing the moves that chess pieces can make, can make or break your game.
Before you can play a game of chess, you need to know how to move the pieces. Before you are considered a responsible adult, you need to finish school. Just like chess, you have to learn to move about the land accordingly. Most schools don’t teach you how to survive in life. Which is why so many of our youth turn to the streets. A chess piece’s power is tied to its mobility. The more mobile a piece is, the more powerful it is. The streets offer mobility security, at times.
- Who’s controlling your life?
- Who’s making all the key moves in your game of chess?
You see, I make this comparison because, in life, time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. You must make a move in order to have a chance at winning. You have to move it or lose it. Life is all about mobility. Chess is all about the moves. Pawns can only move forward. On their first move, they can move one or two squares. Afterward, they can move only one square at a time. They can capture an enemy piece by moving one square forward diagonally. They also are the pieces more commonly used to your advantage. Some people treat the people in their life like pawns. They use them to their advantage. This is good in chess but, bad in life. People are not pawns. They should not be used and abused as such. But, sometimes, you have to sacrifice the things you love for the better.
Bishops can move any number of squares diagonally. Stack your team with a few bishops, to move through the areas you cannot. Assuming you are the king or queen of this game called life. (No crown needed.) Your bishops will come in handy when you need B.S. blocked. Or simply, a representative for you in another part of town.
Knights can move only in an L-shape, one square up and two over, or two squares over and one down, or any such combination of one-two or two-one movements in any direction. In life, they need to be a very disciplined bunch of individuals. They can only do so much, in only a certain way. In life, the knights can be some of your closest friends who behave accordingly and help keep you on the straight and narrow. If they can only do it one way, you are likely to only do things a certain way as well. And if and when those ways are according to the laws of the land, you can move about as freely as you wish.
Rooks can move any number of squares, up and down and side to side. Queens can move any number of squares along ranks, files, and diagonals. And kings can move one square at a time in any direction. So, you can see why knowing these pieces abilities can be to one’s advantage at the game of chess. Even more of an advantage is knowing how these pieces relate to the people in and around your life. Knowing these abilities is also knowing your limitations, as an individual or team.
Simply put, life is a game of chess. To win, you have to make a first move. But before making that move, you have to know which move to make. And how is that accomplished? How are you supposed to know which move to make in order to win the game? Practice makes perfect. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge and by learning the lessons that are taught to you by life. We become each and every piece within the game of life. As is in the game of chess. The game of life is the game of chess.
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