What you learn in games has real-world implications

I love this quote by Benjamin Franklin on the generalizability of lessons learned in chess to the real world. I’ve read it in several places, the last of which came from an interesting read I’ve been delving into this week, The Art of Failure, by Juul Jesper:

The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions… we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favourable change, and that of persevering in the search of resources.”

Benjamin Franklin, The Morals of Chess

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  1. October 27, 2014 at 9:08 am #

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