Originally Posted by 4Aces
Umm if I could simply "choose" not to tilt, then I obviously wouldn't.
Its not as easy as that.
We're always choosing to tilt... we just don't know it.
We CHOOSE to yell, scream, or cuss.
We CHOOSE to throw the mouse.
We CHOOSE to 'chat' something abusive.
We CHOOSE to play J5o because we're sick of losing w/ AKo.
We CHOOSE to defend BB w/ 73o when we're getting 12:1 to do so.
We CHOOSE to not fold, because oppnt. is donk, and we want revenge.
We CHOOSE to chase incorrectly.
We CHOOSE to complain about every beat we've ever taken, how bad everyone (but us) play, how online is rigged, players are cheating.
Tilt isn't always negative emotional responses, it's also choosing to play less than our best... (and yes, we choose that, too )
We CHOOSE to play when we're tired.
We CHOOSE to not quit when we're stuck.
We CHOOSE to not quit when we're ahead, then complain about losing
We CHOOSE to sit in a game where our edge is tiny.
We CHOOSE to play after fighting with spouse.
We CHOOSE to play limits too high for our bankroll.
We CHOOSE to play limits too high for our skill level.
We CHOOSE to play too loose
We CHOOSE to play too tight
We CHOOSE to play too scared.
We always choose tilt- it NEVER chooses us, ever!
WHAT WE DON'T ALWAYS CHOOSE... IS TO DO LESS OF IT!