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I'm not exactly depressed. I don't see the wisdom in being depressed or catastrophic. I'm just tired of losing. I'm tired of looking at the shadow of the man I used to be; and the person I could be.
I really do feel like some unseen force has conspired against me at every turn where I tried to improve my outlook and my life.
Originally posted by JustTheMan
Because in the OP you mentioned a poker reference, I will reply in the same fashion.
"Can you lose every hand you're dealt?"
Yes, you can - certainly. You can be dealt a winning hand and still lose depending on how you play it. You may fold when you should have ran with it, or you could slow play it and then someone's losing hand will catch up and beat yours down. Similarly, you can be dealt a losing hand, and make everyone fold better hands and win.
In poker, this "luck factor" has a name.. we call it "variance."
Originally posted by Phantom traveller
reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
Let's take a different approach. Think of life as a constant warfare. Nothing comes easy unless you fight and shed blood. You are a commander of an army and you constantly fight. In " The Art of War" says that if the fights last too long the soldiers get tired. Don't let your self and your soldiers get tired. Give them a break and look back to see what you have achieved so far. Think of the battles you have won. That will raise your spirit and will give you the strength to fight more.