November 16, 2009 -
Say it with me: I do declare! That's right, say it again: I
DO Delclare! (Say it with a southern accent, y'all...it's
funnier that way) Proclaim it from the mountaintop! I DO
DECLARE!!!!! No, seriously - really say it out loud.
Don't just mouth it. I don't care if you're at work or
reading this from your iPhone in the public library. Shout
it out. Believe me, it will make you laugh.
So where am I going with all of this you ask? Well,
what I was trying to demonstrate (I hope you went along
with it) was that most people, myself included, far too
often forget to have fun, laugh and look at the lighter
side of things. We're always walking around with a
serious expression on our faces, or if we do laugh at
all, it's a chuckle of irony or dare I say cynicism.
C'mon, you know that's the worst of all. Growing
cynical! Oh my, the humanity!
And it doesn't matter if we are actually engaged in
an activity that is supposed to be fun anyways. We're
too focused on other things that we forget to just allow
the "funness" to wash over us. Case in point: Gambling.
Ya, I know, how convenient, right? Like how I slipped
that one in there, huh? But really people, online
gambling is supposed to be FUN. Sure, most people do it
because of the chance of winning money. But we still
have to remember that it's entertainment, and that there
is no guarantee you will win - no matter how much
strategy you use.
Of course, using a sound mathematical strategy will
help increase your overall odds. But remember, the
theoretical return on all casino games results from a
fluctuation of wins and losses - and you simply can't
predict when a string of losses is going to befall you.
So, what you do when this happens, besides call it quits
or take a break? Well, you do like I've been trying to
get you to do. Yell out loud at the top of your lungs
(in a Southern accent, of course) "I do declare"! What's
that? Your blackjack hand just busted? I do declare! One
card short of a winning hand? Well, I do declare!
And yes, if you find yourself saying "I do declare"
more than Sarah Palin says "that was a double standard"
in her new book, well then, maybe you should call it
quits for the day. But in the meantime people, don't
forget to have fun when your gambling in the online
casino. If you're too serious, all you're doing to do is
get real excited when you win, then real angry on the
turn of a dime, depressed and anxiety ridden, and
possibly on the verge of a heart attack. Now, that
doesn't sound like fun, does it. Instead, let that
little kid out (the responsible little kid) and tell
yourself ahead of time that you are going to have fun no
matter if you win or lose.
I've been told, you'll actually start to win more
too. Don't believe me? Well, I do declare!!!
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