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 and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or the want of it. By playing at Chess then, we may learn: 1st, Foresight, which looks a little into futurity, and considers the consequences that may attend an action ... 2nd, Circumspection, which surveys the whole Chess-board, or scene of action: - the relation of the several Pieces, and their situations; ... 3rd, Caution, not to make our moves too hastily...
In the midst of the current World financial market turmoil this Walt Disney cartoon is very prophetic. Watch it again and again and again.
Video Concept List: 1943, Ain't got all his marbles, Astrologist, Beauty parlor, Be calm, Born leaders, Born to be a leader, Brain is pickled, Bridge, Bridge table, Buena Vista, Cartoon, Cave, Chicken, Chicken chaser, Chicken Little, Cigar, Cock of the Wok, Cocky Locky, Community, Culinary interest, Delicious, Dictate, Dinner is served, Don't belive everything you read, Don't get panicky, Duck, Ducky Lucky, Egg Production, Everybodies business, Farmer, Feather brained, Fence, Financial markets, Fine feathered friends, Flash, Flattery, Fox, Foxy Loxy, Full of corn, Gay, Gay ducks, Good egg, Good guy to know, Goosey Poosey, Hen, Henna, Henny penny, Herd instinct, High fence, Hunk of wood, Influence the masses, Intelligence, Jitter Birds, Judge for ourselves, Knitting, Leader, Least intelligent, Lie, Listen in, Listen to me everybody, Locks, Look here look here, Lunch, Madame, My opinion, Only human, Pecking to pieces, Pip squeak, Playboy, Pluck a chicken, Poke beaks, Poultry fancier, Psychology, Psychology textbook, Quote, Rocking chair, Rocking chair brigade, Run for your life, Shotgun, Shy on brains, Sky is falling, Smart set, Sound just like people, Special bulletin, Storm, Stupid, Supervisor, Tell a big one, The cave, The sky is falling, Thirsty lot, To influence the masses aim first at the least intelligent, Totalitarian tendencies, Turkey Lurkey, Undermine the faith of the masses in their leaders, Voice of doom, Wallowing in corn, Walt Disney, What is wrong with the world, Whispering campaign, Wise guy, You've got to help us, Yoyo, Yoyo champ
"The passion for playing chess is one of the most unaccountable in the world. It slaps the theory of natural selection in the face. It is the most absorbing of occupations. The least satisfying of desires. A nameless excrescence upon life. It annihilates a man. You have, let us say, a promising politician, a rising artist that you wish to destroy. Dagger or bomb are archaic and unreliable - but teach him, inoculate him with chess." H.G. Wells, Certain Personal Matters, 1898
H.G. Wells (1866-1946) is probably best known as a science fiction writer. He was also a socialist and pacifist. Wells was a keen gamer, and is considered by many war gamers to be "the Father of Miniature War Gaming."