Life is like a chess game with two players across each other on the board. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. The most powerful piece is the queen and the least powerful piece is the pawn.

Each chess piece has its own style of moving. The king moves one square in any direction. The king has also a special move which is called castling and involves also moving a rook. The rook can move any number of squares along any rank or file, but may not leap over other pieces. Along with the king, the rook is involved during the king’s castling move. The bishop can move any number of squares diagonally, but may not leap over other pieces. The queen combines the power of the rook and bishop and can move any number of squares along rank, file, or diagonal, but it may not leap over other pieces.

The knight moves to any of the closest squares that are not on the same rank, file, or diagonal, thus the move forms an “L”-shape: two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically. The knight is the only piece that can leap over other pieces. The pawn may move forward to the unoccupied square immediately in front of it on the same file, or on its first move it may advance two squares along the same file provided both squares are unoccupied.

It’s important to know that while the king is not important than the rooks or the pawns and vice versa, they all play their different roles to accomplish their main objective of ‘checkmating’ the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. Basically, they all work together to attack and capture the opponent’s pieces, while supporting their own.

Another example is the human body which is made up of different parts such as the eyes, nose, legs, hands, head, stomach and what have you. While the eyes are used for sight, the nose is used for perceiving odours, the legs for walking and tongue for tasting.

The moment any part of the body abandons its primary functions for another, it has lost its usefulness completely. So it is for everybody who wants to become a copycat to somebody else. The fact is that, if you are not different, you are not needed![/fusion_text]