Single, not ready to mingle

“But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.” – 1 Corinthians 7:28

It is hardly possible in a country like India; but I would have liked to stay single all my life. There are some reasons for this :-

  1. Rat race is not the key to life.
  2. Victory does not lie in marrying.
  3. A single life is not inferior to a married life.
  4. etc., etc., etc.

But, I know what is going to happen. I will be forced to marry by the society. So, I think I should live life in the present and enjoy the present time and toil of the present time. Needless to say, I feel very sad and depressed.

Watch “Introducing FIDE Candidates 2020: Alexander Grischuk” on YouTube

According to scientists, there are two ways of thinking: slow and fast. And the slow way makes ever so fewer mistakes than the fast one. The fast way is intuitive and liable to make mistakes. (Look it up.) Hence, spending a lot of time is the solution to chess. In online chess games, don’t play 5+0 Blitz games. Rather, play 30+0 Classical games.

And hence, Grischuk is my favourite chess player. (He always suffers from time trouble.)

You can see the progress I made

Time trouble and Grischuk

“By playing slowly during the early phases of a game I am able to grasp the basic requirements of each position. Then, despite being in time pressure, I have no difficulty in finding the best continuation. Incidentally, it is an odd fact that more often than not it is my opponent who gets the jitters when I am compelled to make these hurried moves.” – not Grischuk, but a similar player.