On the drive to school with my sixth-grader this morning, I asked her about some of the school activities she was considering.
I suggested the chess club. “Too many boys”, she replied.
I came back with what a great mental discipline chess can provide—mastering strategy and learning to think a few moves ahead.
She veered into a tangent about how some people see life like a game of chess, planning their moves and competing to win.
I said, “But life is not a game that you win. You just get to enjoy playing.”
She responded: “But dad, YOU are winning at life.”
Checkmated by an 11-year-old.