Poker as a Metaphor for Life
I was talking with a friend recently and had poker on the brain like I do most of the time. He was a bit down on his luck and feeling down in the dumps. Talking about dark things that people do when they are very depressed.
I told him, son, you've only seen the flop. You still have the turn and the river to make your hand. You ain't drawing dead yet. You've still got a chip and a chair.
This really pepped him up some, and I thought, that is a good metaphor for life. It's a poker game
and we're all doing the best we can, and putting all our chips in, until we bust out or take the whole thing down.
So I continued, you didn't hit your hand on the flop, but you've got a decent draw and you never know... you might end up catching the nuts on the river. Don't fold now, before you've had a chance to see what card are left to be played.
I'm sure I said some more stuff I can't remember but it seemed like it really helped. Thank you poker.
What do you all think about this? Apt metaphor? Or complete hogwash? The world wants to know!
Pet0 (aka techsavant777)