Is Gambling a Valuable Life Skill?

Two major reasons why you should take calculated risks

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask ‘What if I fall?’
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”

— Erin Hanson

Why Do We Need to Take Risks?

1. A life without regrets is a happy life

“What if?” by Rostyslav Savchyn on Unsplash

“Marry, you will regret it; don’t marry, you will also regret it; marry or don’t marry, you will regret it either way. Laugh at the world’s foolishness, you will regret it; weep over it, you will regret that too; laugh at the world’s foolishness or weep over it, you will regret both. This, gentlemen, is the essence of all philosophy.”

— Søren Kierkegaard

2. It is a great self-esteem booster

“When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”

— Ellen DeGeneres

“Fool me one time, shame on you,
Fool me twice, can’t put the blame on you,
Fool me three times, drop the peace signs,
Load the chopper, let it rain on you! “

— Jermaine L. Cole

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