I often have people tell me they don't think they'd like Vegas as they are not into gambling; and while I tell them there is plenty more to do there than hit the slots, there are of course some who take on Lady Luck and have a go. It's the opportunity of a windfall that coaxes millions to the city each year, and for some it is a gamble well worth taking.
We do this in everyday life without realising. Our life is pretty much a whole game of risk vs potential gain. We decide what we are going to do based on a likely outcome, and the chance of that likely outcome. We should also remember that for everything we gain there is always a loss and vice versa, the trick is making our decisions based on an assumption as to the gain vs the loss, considering both likelihood and magnitude.
I used to grab the toiletries whenever I stayed away. I had boxes of them; they could be used in an emergency, and I felt if I didn't take them I was losing out. One box full became two, which became three. Suddenly it was a huge thing. I was asked why I didn't just bin them and I responded that it would be a waste to, and then I would 'lose' having them. It was pointed out that by getting rid I would be gaining a whole shelf of storage space in my rather storage sparse flat. I weighed up which was more important to me and within a day they had been given away.
In a turbulent year I have made some huge decisions which have caused some substantial financial losses, however the possible quality of my gains has meant that I have concluded that those decisions were worth perusing. I know it might go wrong, but I also know that if it goes right it will be life changing. Much like with my toiletries I have determined that my losses will have a more valuable payback.
Take care, and always weigh up your options (or gamble) sensibly.
Oh, and for the record, I didn't win my millions - but it was worth every cent.
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