A clear parallel between politics and online gambling

It is very clear to me that people treat voting as gambling. Imagine you are in Las Vegas playing in your favorite casino, or maybe you are playing online. And so there you go and you place a bet in your preferred game, or you spin those slots. And for an instant, you hope that everything will turn out just like you hoped, and you will be making some money off your bet.

Now imagine you are voting for president. You place your vote hoping that if your candidate wins you will be better off because he will do all the things that he promised and therefore your situation will improve.

It’s gambling! You are not sure when you place a bet or a vote about the outcome, and this is the key: you have no control over the outcome. It depends on variables that are not under your control. So my advice is that you leave the superstitions behind and the naive beliefs that things are magically going to fall into place and improve your situation without your direct involvement. And that you simply enjoy the pleasure of gambling. Go to your fav casino or play online, play pokies, roulette, baccarat, poker or whatever you like. You will have fun and probably lose a little bit of money, hell maybe make some. But don’t go in there with the illusion that you are going to turn around and make enough to cancel our mortgage, that never works.

Treat gambling as a fun pass time. And you should probably do the same with politics if you enjoy its analysis but don’t fall for the lie that things are finally going to happen the way you would like them to. You yourself and only you can change your reality.