Saturday, May 14, 2011

5 lessons i learnt from scrabble

It is funny that i relate even the most random things to life and start getting all philosophical. This time around, it is to the game of scrabble. So here I go again listing 5 lessons scrabble teaches you.If you like this one, you might like the lists i made of Excel, Powerpoint and of course my dear SAS



1. You can plan all you want in advance taking in to account complex scenarios, but when faced with your seven tiles you realize you are restricted in more ways than one by the moves of those around you. Moral : No matter how much you plan, as long as there is dependency on the other, you cannot expect your plans to be executed

2. In the board like in life there are only specific things you can do though you are fooled by the illusion of freedom. You are never free to do as you please as there are multiple restrictions at each level. :)

3. You might be very very brilliant (with words or just plain brilliant) but that does not mean you are going to be able to get a high score and beat a dumb and lucky enemy. Luck makes a world of difference

4. If you are not placing the right word at the right place at the right time, you are not going to be ahead of the game. Not only do you have to watch out, you also have to be smart enough to recognize an opportunity when you see one.

5. Sometimes you get so engrossed in the game and in winning it that you forget to enjoy what you do in the process. This is the point where i get preachy and say life is better when you are able to pause and savor the moment at times before it passes you by

I am reminded of a quote a very old friend of mine had in her office desk. I don't remember where she is now or what she is doing, but i remember this quote too well - "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is also about learning to dance in the rain" I know that this quote is unrelated to the whole post except perhaps the last point, but since i have insisted on winning in the rest and it is only in the last i talk about living, i thought i might add this. :)

1 comment:

Sastry said...

Speaking about restrictions and scenarios, you should consider placing a probabilty for each sceanrio so that you know which is one is more likely to happen :)