“As I played this game over the years, I acquired many skills such as tactics against opponents or to feel the flow of the match. I found it interesting that I could understand the tactics and flow of other matches, such as fighting matches on TV. It seems like higher level tactics are something that is common no matter what field you’re in.”
I identify with this. When I was watching the Stanley Cup finals, I couldn’t help but notice the way the hockey players control space, feint, “sandbag,” etc. had some serious parallels with high level SF. I used to play hockey, and looking back, I think my strengths as a hockey player (those kinds of things - space control, testing the reactions of opposing players, making decisions based on the data at hand in a fluid/chaotic environment, etc.) are the same as my strengths as a SF player, and that I have honed those skills in seemingly unrelated arenas over the years.
Great read. Thank you.