A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
I am presently teaching and eighty-one year old man chess. He wants to take it as far as he can. I’ve started with tactics and we will start with learning the major openings and go on to opening theory, middle-games and endgames.
I’ve only known him for a couple weeks and today he looked at me and said, “You really should lose that belly!.” I took it well as it was meant in a good way.
I feel so much better and I know I’m on the right track, but I have a long way to go. This morning it was snowing again. I’ll be on the bike by the end of the week.