If you rig the game so you can never lose, isn't that a loss in itself?

Recently I met someone who rigs the game so they never lose.

It fascinates me to meet masters like this, who can anticipate every move their opponent makes and reliably checkmates them every single time. I both admire and envy them, and to be honest, this post is a little spurred by jealousy.

Mark Manson once said that our strengths are actually what stunt our development, because we learn to rely on them too much, and let other areas of our lives weaken.

If you never lose, you're actually already losing because there's no opportunity for growth. Learning comes from losses.

Of course, the person who never loses must have lost a ton of times to get to their level.

But it's only one game.

What if you want to play a better one?