Originally Posted by Dimitry
I'm not going to preach on a lot about this as I don't want to take away from the original intent of discussing the blog at hand, but I would be very careful of how you use such topics as gratitude and LoA to justify gambling. Playing cards games, is one thing, but playing for money can quickly spiral out of hand without you even realizing it.
Anyways, that's all I wanted to say. Just be careful and analyze things. True you might be grateful for the experience, but did you learn from it and would you repeat it again. Don't forget to ask these questions as well.
I used to play poker semi-professionally and I lost money on two very bad beats (runner runner trips to beat my two pair, and AQ vs A9 and my brother of all people sucked out the nine on me.)
Thanks for your worries but I'm very responsible when it comes to gambling. I'm just in a hard way about money right now because I'm in between working for myself and a job. I finished up with most clients a couple weeks ago and I start training for my new sales job this coming Monday.
I'm certainly not someone who would rationalize a gambling problem. I appreciate your concern deeper than you could imagine though. (Don't worry so much though!