Is being addicted to poker a bad thing?
Is being addicted to poker a bad thing? I ask this because, I am addicted to playing poker. I'm not addicted to gambling. While I've played other casino games such as slots
, blackjack, craps, etc, I've never played them much, and what I enjoy about them is playing the game rather then the gambling aspect. I don't spend money I don't have. I've never gone in debt to play poker, and I never will. I play within my means. Yet I am addicted to poker. I play everynight, four to six hours usually, sometimes more, but seldom less. I love it. I think about it when i'm not playing. I watch people play it on TV. Hell, I've even dreamed about it, wake up in the morning with poker hands running through my mind. Is that a bad thing? I'm not neglecting anything by playing so much. I don't have children, or even a girlfriend. If I wasn't playing cards, I'd be laying on the couch, watching TV. I want to say, in fact, that it's a good thing, that in order to be really good at anything, one must be addicted to it. Many of the great pro players certainly are addicted to it. Yet I can't help but wonder. To quote a scene from the Guy Ritchie film, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, "I got a suspicion we should have been rocket scientists, or Noble Peace Prize winners or something." I don't know. What do you think? Is being addicted to poker a bad thing?