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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Growing up I played a lot of chess. There's a tactic known as a gambit. That's where a piece is sacrificed, usually to gain a better position.
It was a hard tactic to learn. Chess is a game where maintaining a single pawn advantage is often the difference between victory and defeat. Putting oneself at a material disadvantage, on purpose, is a bold and risky thing to do.
The thing is, done right, it's a way to win the game. Once I moved my focus beyond having the most pieces to achieving victory, sacrificing towards that goal made sense.
That was a life lesson for me. It's not about the points, (dollars). It's about living a life in which you feel like a winner. Sometimes the bold move is to sacrifice money for freedom. (a better game position).
In the end, we all die and the game comes to an end. However, some enjoy playing the game a lot more than others. Victory isn't based on how many game pieces you have.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.