Monday, June 22, 2009
The game of Life
Do you play chess?
I do and I like it a lot.
If you can’t relate to chess maybe you play something else:
Bridge, poker, tennis, golf, bowling, pool…
If you don’t play anything, you really need to get a life :)
Playing is part of life.
Actually being an adult is being a child with real toys.
If you think the whole life “thing” is serious you need to lighten up.
Life is short and then you die!
So, you better learn to enjoy it – fast!
But I digress.
So when you play a game, you like to win - right?
Not quite for me!
See, if I play chess with a really bad player and I kick his ass every game I don’t like it.
I like an opponent that wins from time to time :)
So it is not the wining that really maters, is it?
What about loosing a game?
Well, if I get an opponent that beats the crap out of me I don’t like it either :)
But if I loose from time to time, it actually makes me feel good.
It makes my victories so much more worth it!
It gives me respect for my opponent and actually some how I even enjoy his victory.
How strange is that?
I’ve been writing for a while now about living in the moment, about taking action, about turning dreams into reality and I miss this little point:
It is not the winning or the loosing that matters in life.
What matters is to be in the game of life, not on the side bench.
What is really important is to enjoy life.
What ever you are doing if you are not enjoying yourself you are doing it all wrong!