Solitaire is a one deck 52 cards game. I can play anytime, when I need to change my mind or get a fresh idea.
My Mother used to play, and I would watch and help her. I enjoyed it.
I never cheat. When I deal and play, I have a genuine match between the deck and my wits. Cheating deprives me of the opportunity of winning. Cheaters live in a gray area of never developing a skill, never learning small skills that help them win, never finding what moves are most adventurous, never finding the ideas and moves to make them a sharper wit. Cheaters are deprived of being good at solitaire. The one person we must live with is ourselves. I like to keep it an honest relationship.
Winning gives you courage to endeavor to do things well. It teaches you patience. It sharpens your mind and makes you determined.
My son sits down and watches me play. He learns that I never cheat. That passes character on to the observer. He knows I can be trusted. He likes to play, because the rules are the same and I play the cards with honesty and skill. He is there to learn.
Honest solitaire has taught me patience, skills, small steps to win more often, thinking and wits, and a pleasure of honest winning.
I love a good challenge!
It takes skill, patience and practice to win at solitaire.