Dealing With Gambling
Many people since time immemorial are said to be addicted or hooked to gambling. But here's the question: what, exactly, is gambling? What makes people attracted to it? How should people treat gambling - should it be seen as a boon or a bane?
Gambling is basically referred to as a game of chance. A game of chance is where your chances of winning or losing rely not on technique or on your knowledge about the "how to's" of the game but, well, just with your chances, your fate. Perhaps you can assume that this is where people started to do the "cross fingers" thing. But not all games of chance are gambling. A game of chance becomes gambling only when there is money involved. What happens in gambling is, you bet and others bet. If you win, then the prize money garnered from all the collected bets on the pot is yours. If you lose, then you go home with basically nothing - you go home broke.
The "Magnetic Forces" Of Gambling
There are two kinds of gamblers: the professional gambler and the amateur gambler. To distinguish between a professional and an amateur, you just have to look into their intentions. If the motive of the player is merely to have fun, then he is an amateur. The moment he aims to win at all costs in the game, then he starts to become a professional.
Gambling has two so-called "magnetic forces": the positive force and the negative force. This basically tells just what gambling can inflict upon a person who plays it. The positive force in gambling encourages the gambler to enjoy, have fun, socialize, and sharpen his thinking faculties whenever he plays the game. On the other hand, the negative force is just as what has been depicted a while ago - once gambling becomes more of an addiction than a simple hobby or pastime, you not only get to waste money, you may come off as irresponsible as well because all that's going to matter to you is winning the game.
Boon Or Bane?
Since gambling has two sides to it, the good and the bad, it may actually a boon or a bane. But as to which it is really going to be to you, that lies on your hands. Top tip: Do not ever think of gambling as your sole source of livelihood. While the risk may be fun, it's just not worth it.