The great gambling game

The full functionality captivates its players, keeping them coming back with the intent of trying to conquer it. 

The game of life poses the most rhetorical question. And it behooves us to answer its frustrating riddle rather than be tricked into combating it. 

Whether we ruminate about the past or worry about the future, it’s all-important we remain flexible in the present. Living in the now is admirable, as Joan Didion reminds us, “because every day is all there is.”

The biggest gamble is not putting what we have into good use. How well something performs is less important than just getting some enjoyment out of it before it runs stale.

Quieting the negative thought loops is already a challenge in itself. We’re better off employing doubt as to silence any regret.