Gambling entails many different things, processes, and activities. Placing a bet on an object, a game, or a value is considered gambling. Paying a lesser value on something in order to get a higher value is also a form of gambling. The meaning of the word can vary from clime to clime, but it is essentially one and the same everywhere: giving up something to gain something of more value, especially money.
The appeal of gambling is the fact that you can use so little to win so much. But no one tells you about the other side of it - where you have to increase your stake every day, because, "I could win a little bit more." That's where the addiction sets in - sucking in thousands of men and persons who invest their thousands and millions in staking bets which, 90% of the time, do not work out. If you're one of those people who are addicted to gambling, the following are reasons why you should stop:
1. You will find it difficult to save:
The reason is that, with every little income you get, the first thing on your mind is what bet to stake, and how much to put in. This might look harmless at first, but soon enough, you will begin to realize that gambling is really draining you of so much money. You will even end up unable to save a dime.
Studies have shown that a large number of gamblers do not have any or much savings. They are unable to cultivate saving as a habit, due to the compulsion they get to invest their money in something they have the illusion of being more productive.
This is why you have to get out of gambling before it is too late. Once you realize that you are finding it difficult to save money, the best thing to do is to delete every gambling app you have on your mobile device, and try as much as possible to dissociate yourself from people who encourage you to gamble.
2. You will never have enough money:
You will constantly be "broke", and you will never see any money with you like enough, no matter how much it is. This is why you should stop gambling.
You will always get the compulsion to get more, and to get it quickly. The only virtually possible way to get money in this way will be by betting. Take this, for example, you get some money from gambling, the next thing you will want to do is invest the some you got, in order to get more. This is the illusion behind gambling that many fail to understand.
There are other better things to invest your money in, of course. Take cryptocurrency for example. It is a legitimate and better way of increasing your wealth, if only you have patience.
3. You might end up being poor:
The effects of gambling are not seen while you are still deep in it. It is long-term. Think of those forefathers who wasted their youth by gambling away at games. Where did they end up? Even those who made it big through gambling, the excitement of winning big did not let them see clearly and know how best to invest the money. Most of them are poor. If you don't want the same for yourself, then you have to stop gambling.
Go for counseling, at best. You will get better results if you're truly determined to stop.
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