If there was one thing apart from livestreaming and video conferencing that got popular (again) was playing Ludo.
Whether it’s the board game or the mobile game, whether its playing with family or with friends, Ludo has become that bonding game for many during this lockdown.
Said that, I’ve had my share of games with the family, and playing these many times with some wins and some really bad losses got me thinking…
There are quite a few Life Lessons too that the game teaches us!
- You can’t give up until the game is over
How many times has it happened that the other player/s are way ahead and about to win, and there are times when, because you didn’t give up, because you were a worthy competitor playing until the end, you actually won too.
Same applies to life as well, when you’ve set your mind to something, you shouldn’t and you probably wouldn’t give up until you can’t do it anymore, but until then you won’t give up.
You will keep going, no matter what the circumstances are and no matter how much life wants to test you.
- Just because you’re ahead doesn’t mean you’ve won
In the above scenario, you’re on the other side of the equation where you are the underdog. Here, you’re the one who’s boasting that you’re about to win.
How many times has it happened that you were leading, just the last piece remaining about to enter the final segment of the journey and someone gets you out. And that becomes the turning point of the game.
When it comes to life, doesn’t the same happen? When you’re ahead, when you’re winning, you feel there is no other and it’s just you, going forward with overconfidence – but then life gets in the way and says that you haven’t won yet.
It shows that one needs to be careful and smart until the end, know what’s going around and not to celebrate until it’s happened.
- You need to be strategic with your moves
Another important thing that the game teaches us is how to be strategic in the game and in life.
In the game, you need to know when to play the different pieces, whether you should take the chance to cut someone else or save the other piece about to enter the save zone, but is currently in danger.
Just like in life, where you need to be strategic with your moves. You need to be aware of your surroundings and play your moves accordingly. Know which move is aggressive, which one needs to be monitored and move forward accordingly.
I’m sure if you break down the game, there could be some other things to learn too, some smaller in impact maybe. However, these are those life-changing lessons that I could think of, while playing of course.