The important thing that most should remember about addictions to gambling or anything else is that if you don’t start you won’t be caught. Many are so addicted that they steal from workplaces, neighbours, and friends, to feed their craving. Like any drug it is so entwined in their need for excitement or relief from boredom that nothing else matters. It has led many down a path to prison and even suicide.
As an observer of human behaviour from an early age the way people fall into errors of judgment has intrigued me for decades. It seems that their intellect is somehow marred and beyond their control. They are incapable of taking a good hard look at themselves and the effect on their family and others.
The world is a strange but powerful force and when people are led to addictions others grow wealthy. Money is the key and those who run casinos and venues where losses are incurred by gamblers are laughing all the way to the bank.
That should be a wake-up call but instead it would appear that many are bent on self-destruction. It’s like they are challenging themselves to survive where other fail. A slight win will often lead them straight back to the gaming tables and before they know it they are down the inevitable chute to poverty, even homelessness.
How many are now sleeping on the streets of major cities because of such a habit? How many are divorced and away from their children or are now serving time for theft because of it? Surely something should be done by governments to stop this drain and prevent human suffering that occurs as a result.
It doesn’t happen, however, because it is treated as a business by the tax office. Revenue from gambling helps support the economy so what does it matter if a few can’t handle it.
Following my reincarnation and with a strong link to the Spirit it is impossible for me to partake of anything that has to do with luck. For me it is a fanciful dream that only a very few may experience. But even those who win a fortune are often the worse off because of it.
Money is evil and the desire to have more of it is against the Spirit. It is punishing those who pursue wealth and many of the richest are among the unhappiest. The bottom line is that when people turn their attention to the little voice within and follow its lead they will be lead onto a different path that leads away from the danger of gambling.