The universe is a chessboard
& we are pawns in an elaborate game:
while some players advance their fortunes
others are knocked away.
Victory requires focus
& should be sought resolutely.
In life second-best isn't good enough
& if opportunities manifest
they must be seized!
Adept players move
noticing what others overlook.
Those playing adroitly
as fools are knocked off the chessboard
or forced into unfavorable nooks.
|Nadia:||(shaking her head) This is not the way I see life.|
|Wan-Sze:||Nor do I. However, many people regard life as a zero-sum "us vs. them" game.|
|Will:||(pausing) Perhaps multiple games are going on at the same time. Most of them we are completely unaware of.|