“The chess board is the world, the pieces the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.“
A novice chess player might put all their effort into defending but to get ahead you need to attack too. Nobody is going to win a game of chess just keeping your players safe while doing nothing to trap your opponent’s King. Just like in life you often need to be a go-getter.