Growing up, I wasn’t fond of Snakes & Ladders.
I preferred playing games like chess where the player had the chance to decide the outcome than surrender to chance.
At family parties, I lost the argument.
Anyone from 8 to 80 who could roll a dice could play it. I didn’t have a say!
Everyone hated the feeling of coming down the tail of the snake.
Everyone rejoiced at another’s fall though 😉
But, if we think about it, there’s something to learn even from a game of luck.
A fall, down that snake tail, never eliminated a player.
Infact, it gave them a second chance.
Every time they fell, there were Always blocks ahead.
As long as they didn’t quit and kept at it, there was a road ahead.
Taking to the board, after years, I’m thinking..
Life isn’t a game of luck but snakes and ladders will cross our paths.
“Keep going forward because you didn’t come this far to only get this far.”