Contempt, holding my opponents, the world I hold in contempt. Why? My opponents should hold me in contempt, if they do not hate me; they should because I most certainly do of them. This allows me to prove myself against the game every day. Not taking what I do for granted, not feeling sorry for another if they beat me or if I beat them. This game is about who is the best predator at the table, in the time, in the moment? Just as I wait to do battle, how am I going to get under the skin of my opponent? My play, talk, against those I hold in contempt? I have to figure out what they hate most and use this against them?
What I say here, discrete, narrative, theories, how I approach strategy, value, any description of what I know; does this transfer to the table in these rigid, robotic words laid out as if there was an exact path to victory? I can only imagine in a perfect world with my thoughts of empirical victory every time as if I am the only person who knows this path? What a cruel joke mentally because of how I should hold myself in contempt, just letting myself be weak, allowing myself to think this thought just one time?
Who is to judge because of the subjective posts in this forum, and then apply what is said to the table in some empirical vision of how someone would play, in any given random moment, just as if the judge can be objective in what is read? How can a person judge what is in the hearts and minds of people? What test can be applied, what key chart can measure the results of a subjective test? Would the results predict future actions consistently? Would this give the judge reliability, validity of what they read, vision, from reading subjective posts? Just as a person practices poker, reading posts, it takes time to perfect the method of assessment to measure subjective material. With no empirical path, and no empirical measurement can be given to predict the future of a person’s thoughts from subjective material about poker.
Then what is the point of it all? Is there any point to all of this? Not really because of the process of a person playing poker and posting is the cross to bare for people. Does this lead us all to the path of contempt of the process or the game? Maybe neither? It is not up to me to judge but only to exist within the social contract that binds us all to this forum. It is only up the rater to measure what is being posted for example, the person reading this to measure quality that would allow them to enter a club to play free rolls that are password protected. Was this the point, just to post passion about wanting to be a member in the free roll club in this forum? I do not know exactly but I do look forward to do battle if accepted. Hope everyone has success this year in their personal endeavors.