Thursday, September 13, 2007

Life Lessons From Chess

Francesca Black has an interesting take on life, parenthood and chess. Here she says:

Raising children in the world today has become much more complicated than it was even 20 years ago. Among some of the influences that seek to effect the youth of today are a "got to have it now attitude" and related to that, a lack of foresight as to how choices will have consequences later. There seems to be a deteriorating of values and concern with basic moral character. Responsibility, effect of choices and thinking before acting are among these traits. With the world becoming more complicated children need these skills to be equipped to meet its expectations, challenges and the many problems that will arise. A person does not need to go to extremes to help their child, its as simple as teaching the game of chess.

Yeah right!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i agree! my 3 sons became scholars because of chess. my eldest in UP, 2nd in UE, and the youngest in La Salle. Chess is one of the poor man's way out of poverty here in the Philippines.

DeNovoMeme said...

Yeah, but is one of the rich man's way into poverty here in Australia ;-)

happyhippo said...

DeNovoMeme: lol. how sad but utterly true.