Gambling – nothing comes without a few risks right?
Nothing happens overnight, you’ve got to be patient, and with time hopefully it’ll work out. People say there aren’t any shortcuts in life. At least for people who live an honest life. Short-cuts do exist. Depends on how desperate you are. Bribes do get what you want, friends at important places who can do a few favours for you, like calling getting your son enrolled in college because his grades weren’t up to the mark etc. If you look hard enough you’ll find them. Not that I’m encouraging people to find shortcuts.
I believe if it came that easy, there’s obviously a catch. Nothing you want desperately comes so easy. Money, love, fame, happiness, even heaven (oh yeah, you’ve gotta work for it) are things that one earns, and by earning you understand its value. Sometimes you’ve got to take risks, and hope luck is on your side, but what happens when you start depending on luck a bit too much?
Gambling, as Medina once said “It’s like an addiction!” (Great song by the way, you should definitely check it out.)
For gamblers it seems like short cuts are the only way, the best get rich-quick scheme ever. Not happy with you salary? No problem, just head over to one of those poker games and double your salary. Easy as that, right?
See whenever you do something for the first time your chances are you’ll win. There aren’t any win to loss ratios to account for when you’ve never lost. Something we call beginners luck. However seems like people forget beginners luck only lasts in the beginning. But that doesn’t matter to gamblers because luck has to come on their side eventually right? Until then it’s just a process of trial and error.
Gambling happens everywhere. Doesn’t matter if it’s in a casino in Las Vegas or your friend’s spare room, or that guy you heard about that runs poker games at the crack of midnight.Pakistan isn’t left behind; this notion that people have that a Pakistan being a Muslim country isn’t host to any vices is a wrong one. Happens everywhere my friends and you’d be surprised to know how many Muslims indulge in gambling as well. We are all aware of the thriving network during cricket matches in our own country!
One gambles for many reasons, whether you want quick money, or a hobby, or maybe you just have too much money to care. Gambling is an activity that can pull you in and never let you out. Teenagers gamble too, I know quite a few who gamble their “pocket money” given to them by their parents.
See the thing with gambling is that once you get a taste of what it can give you, you become a slave to it. You become greedy; you want more, its human nature. It’s in that moment that you lose everything. Winner takes all, and this is a process that repeats itself countless times, and rotates amongst all those present at the table.
Gambling can even be a source of income to some people, and they come to rely on it in desperate times, often making decisions that result in greater loss; taking loans, having debts to pay off! Is it really worth all that? At least these people only have themselves to think about, but what about the men who have families. Can you really gamble away all your money knowing you have more mouths to feed than your own?
Even more astonishing is the fact that, once they’re out of money, they bet their watches, cell phones, cars, anything that can give them a chance to win it all back. If you don’t, well, God help you. Haven’t you heard of the saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket?”.
So what do you think? Would you gamble away all your money? Do you take short cuts?
Let us know!