Did not really go there expecting to win anything. And I didn’t. But with the few hours spent there, I also did not expect to have some realizations on gambling, investing, how they are worlds apart, and why Juan prefers to bet on the wrong side.
If you’ve been betting on Lotto (or jockeys and horses) for years and years now and still it has not made you rich, then quit hoping that next time you will be the one who wins. On the other hand, if you have been investing in stocks for years and years now, I’m sure 100% that your ROI is at least positive, double digits even.
“The best gift of love is time” because the seconds we have spent will never be repaid, never repeated, cannot be given back to us by those we spend time with.
“I am happy to put up 1 million to gain 100,000 if the odds are 95 percent in my favor. I am not willing to buy a P10 lotto ticket to win P10 million because the odds are greater than a million to one against me. Both the successful stock and poker players understand this concept. That is why they are the winners. (Mangun)”
Main difference is that no return is guaranteed here. Though I’ve noticed that the way they sell MLMs, outrageous returns are used as examples
I say to my self that it can’t be just this, there must be a greater purpose why I’m getting these good breaks, these big blessings. I pray that I figure out soon. I just hope that I live up to that greater destiny. To that Greater Purpose.
I remember my Philo teacher (again) who once said that “our lives have become fast-paced and more instant than ever, and yet we have become more and more impatient as well”.
And then it dawned to me, I need connections. Real connections that matter. To an average Filipino who grows up in a middle class to below middle class family, growing up with connections will be crucial but will be difficult.
We tend to ask for more at the wrong instances, and settle for less again at the wrong instances. Twisted. Or maybe just tired? Or afraid to confront others?