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It’s a Gamble! Gaming : Great? Gruesome? Gaming : Essential, Obsessive, Property

I’m used to thinking of gaming as horrible. Every day I hear stories of people destroying their lives, and the well-being of their families, because they can’t stop gaming. Everything goes. A girl speaks from her prisoner of war camp cell: she looked to taking banks to pay for her addiction. She doesn’t alibi herself. But she couldn’t help herself. She wanted to be caught. Give up hope.

I’ve been thinking about gaming differently the 2009 while. Not “pure gambling” (lottery tickets, casinos, online gambling). But gaming as an essential feature of healthy, encouraged living that takes us beyond the routine.

My partner and i are building a business. Now, would you gamble : with the time, our lives. I’m also building this site : Elsa’s Creativity Emporium. Another huge gamble with time, energy, creativity. Columbus sailed for America. His gamble: which he would land in the far east. He didn’t get was he was aiming for : but the gamble reaped rewards for the Europeans.

Farmers plant plant seeds. The gamble: that the season will be good. Designers design The gamble: that the design will find a market.

People fall in love, and decide to attempt to make a live with that person : one of the biggest gambles in life.


On the other hand, many people want a predictable salary. No gaming, please. So and so much an hour. Anything else feels wrong, out of control, dangerous. How can anyone live like that, they shudder and recoil.

An watching with interest. Many people don’t want to gamble with work time. They want steady dependable pay. At the same time, they have a hugely developed urge, even an overwhelming urge, to gamble.

In other words, quite a lot of the same people who want a paycheck spend a huge portion of their everyday earnings on gaming!

“It’s just for fun. inches “It’s my right. inches “I have every right to do what I’d like to see with my money. I earned it, after all. It’s my very own. inches “Everyone’s permitted enjoy every now and then. All those hours I work. I deserve something. inches

So, though many people are entirely unable to consider working “on a gamble, inches (building a business, doing creative projects that may well never pay), they gamble over and over in manners that are set up to make the huge majority of people lose.

But most of the world does live “on a gamble” : or combining the gamble with as much assurance as possible. Traditional gatherer-hunting societies for instance have the relative reliance of gathering (which produces about 90% of food) and the gamble the amount is brought in through hunting (10% of the average food supply, according to my reading). Even with the gathering part, no year is like any other year. The steady dependable pay-off (salary, blueberries, etc. ) is not typical.

And with that, back to gaming. I’ll call the kind of gaming I’m used to recoiling from “pure gambling” : in other words, one isn’t gaming that the weather will come with one’s efforts, one isn’t trying to produce a sale, one isn’t trying to build a site or a business, one isn’t dating and hoping another will respond to us. “Pure gambling” : bingo, casinos, lotteries, slot machines, computer games like minesweeper and so on. The goal is winning in a game stacked against us, and the win builds nothing except the win. No book is written, no materials is cut down, there’s nothing built.

In everyday gaming : which I’ll call “part-of-life gambling”, the pleasure of winning is part of so many other things. It’s part of building a life : gaming which our calling someone will pay off, gaming which our design will find a market, gaming that the go on to another city where there are allowed to be better jobs will lead to a better job.

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