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What Gambling Teaches About Spending Your Time Wisely

I often find myself wondering whether the entertainment people engage in is exactly that — entertainment because a lot of the time it really doesn’t look like people are having fun when they’re engaged in what they like to call entertainment. I mean go to a party and granted, there are some people who appear to be really having the time of their lives, but then there are others who look like they’re just going through the motions.

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Now I know gambling can be a problem for some people, but for me it’s some good fun which never gets old, whether I’m hitting up the slots machines at a physical casino or if I’m hosting board-games night with a twist. There’s also the possibility of winning some good money if there’s a bit of luck going around in the air, but some casino games make for some serious fun.

For all the fun gambling offers however, who would have guessed that there are valuable life lessons to be learned? I know hey, gambling does have some lessons to teach, one of which has to do with how to spend one’s time wisely.

Pure fun doesn’t have to automatically equate to wasted time

imageYes it’s true, some of us who play slots for free win real money and we have the time of our lives either way. If the games are a lot of fun, which is definitely the case with a lot of casino games these days (especially the online ones) then the prospect of winning money is only an added bonus. That said however, who doesn’t want to be in on a chance to win real money while having fun?

So I guess that’s where the lesson lies: you can have fun without that fun going down as complete frivolity and so that’s one way of making sure you use your time wisely.

Fun doesn’t have to replace productivity

Yes these are lessons learned from otherwise engaging in an activity which goes down as a bit of a vice for some people, while others have a serious problem with the very idea of gambling. For those of us who do it responsibly however and view it as a bit of fun (even though we do it quite regularly), gambling teaches another important lesson about spending one’s time wisely, that being the fact that when you engage in a fun activity it doesn’t necessarily have to replace your productivity. It’s a common misconception that you can only be engaged in either one or the other, and never both, but if you can find a way to strike this fun-productivity balance in all areas of your life, you’ll never “work” another day in your life because you’ll be generating some cash while enjoying yourself.

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