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- - By gsgs (***) Date 2016-05-21 06:31 Edited 2016-05-22 00:22
is a society/community where people play chess better/worse more/less successful
than a society/community where people don't play chess ?

On the one hand there had been studies that teaching chess in school and motivating
children to think in chess is beneficial in their education process.

On the other hand thinking too much about chess diverts from economically more useful things,
demotivates people to concentrate on those instead.

Through my lifetime the two biggest chess nations (Russia,Yugoslavia) both collapsed politically
and had wars. Chess is originally a war-game, it's competitive rather than cooperative.

So, my hypothesis is, that communities without chess are more successful ...

Computer-chess comes in "handy", since it demotivates people to invest time in chess,
when computers can do it so much better.

Chessplayers here prbably disagree...

I may even go further, that success in sport is bad for the economy,politics of a nation
since it diverts the people from the important things.
The same for historical awareness, historical teaching.

Germany had "Wirtschaftwunder" (economical miracle) after WW2 when it was taboo to
talk about war, national pride,

Brasil,Argentina concentrated too much on soccer ..., GDR on Olympics

successful nations were Japan,China

[other examples ?  Ukraine? ]
Parent - - By Geomusic (*****) Date 2016-07-21 21:22 Edited 2016-07-21 21:42
When taught at a young age it teaches a great many skills one needs to be a productive member in this world.

Leveraging, foresight, even anger management not to mention study skills.

These kids will go on to excel using the same dedication and creativity they learned from chess and become very good at everything they set out to do.

Why are so many kids average these days?

Because they never understood how to study in the first place they get frustrated and quit altogether. This is why chess in schools is so very important. The earlier you start shaping their study habits the higher probability those habits will seed a lifelong curiosity of looking at the world. I'd say start teaching it in kindergarten!
Parent - By gsgs (***) Date 2016-07-24 16:33
chess is not _designed_ to achieve that goal.
There should be something better ... (design it !)
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