G is for Gambling #atozchallenge #AZchat

I told a former boss that I was going to Vegas for the weekend. He replied, why not just burn your money? I laughed because he was kind of right. My first rule of gambling is to only gamble what I’m willing to lose. That way, I’m never desperate to recoup my losses and when I win, it makes me extra happy.

lotteryI play the lottery when the pot gets huge. A lot of lottery winners say it’s a curse and winning made their life worse, but I think that’s because they had unrealistic expectations. After our basic needs are fulfilled, money doesn’t change anything. It only changes how we can spend our time. It doesn’t improve a personality and, as the song goes, it can’t buy love. Of course, it can buy comfort like first-class travel, paying off a mortgage, maybe even quitting a soul-sucking job. Who wouldn’t want that?

But at the end of the day, I’m still me and you’re still you. I choose to enjoy my life now. That way, I’ll be extra happy when I win the jackpot, which will happen any day now…


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