Black (Mosquito – yours truly) got a 4-stone handicap in this game today. Both Black and White played conservatively — no invasions, no sacrifices, no deaths. White ends with one completely-connected, efficient, bold group, while Black finishes with four cowering, isolated, inefficient islands. Yet Black won. Life is not fair.
Usually winners — deceived by their own mind’s rightful-victor, post-hoc rationalizations — wallow if gloating self-congratulations. They forget their initial privileges and the vagaries of life and thus build delusional and vacuous identities of intention.
Not today — Black knows he is a fool.
Read more on WeiQi, a strategy game that can thrill the self-absorbed philosopher within you.
Question to reader: Did the title get you? Did the post’s content — something you’d probably never otherwise have read — justify the move to help show that we should not take ourselves so seriously? See Mr Coates’ article in the NYT today, “In defense of a loaded word“.