Cards. Life.

December 2, 2009

Life is very much like a game of cards, don’t you think?

Every one starts out with a unique hand that they’ve been dealt with. There is very little or no control over what one would get.

You look at what you have. There are probably a few combinations that you could do with yours. Have to make do with what you’ve got.

As the game goes on, cards come and go. Some change hands. New cards are dealt.

You may decide that there’s some cards you want to keep. Others you could do without. But as the game progresses (or as fate dictates), sometimes one may have to sacrifice their plans to stay in the game.

Sometimes the card that you gave away may turn out to be the one you eventually need.

Sometimes the card that you value highly may not bring you equal return in worth.

The cards you desire are determined by your needs and wants; your setup moves in the gameplay

The cards that appear worthless and redundant to one may be treasured by someone else. A card would be worth better to a player who sees its possible/potential use.

There are other players in the game. Some you play alongside with, some against. This can change with turn of events.

At the table, no one is truly independent of another. One player’s move may affect the next. Some you can read, some you can’t.

Changes are inevitable. One has to decide how to play through these changes.

Your next move is essentially your next best guess. Some contemplate the risks, some risk it all.

Small wins may matter the most at the end of the day.

It takes skill, patience, and wisdom to maximise one’s winnings; but even greater may be required to know when to fold and let things go.

And of course – you win some, you lose some. It’s a gamble after all.

Aw shucks!


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