The druid abides
July 24, 2017 § 9 Comments
The house always wins.
Of course, the house doesn’t always win, if we take the term “always” literally.
What the saying actually means is that the house wins just a little bit on average; and that winning-a-little-bit-on-average is good enough to assure its long term triumph: the long term defeat of its enemies, foreign and domestic.
A finger on the scale is all it takes to make the house win on average, with a time horizon that encompasses more than just the fleeting hope of winning a jackpot today that we would have considered impoverishment yesterday. The secret to winning a long game, against a wizard who keeps an invisible finger on the scale, is to unequivocally refuse to play at all.
Gamblers come and go. The druid abides.
Unless we exorcise him.
“The only winning move is not to play.” – the poet, somewhere.
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Typo? Should this read: refuse to play *at* all?
Luckily, for Christians, there is another alternative to not playing *at all*, which is probably impossible; which is explicitly to recognise that the ‘game’ is (increasingly) evil on average and in its essence; and to repent and repent and repent.
Thanks, I fixed the typo.
I really enjoyed, “The problem is you, and the solution is repentance.” There’s a saying, “everybody wants to change the world but nobody ever wants to change themselves.”
There’s a saying, “everybody wants to change the world but nobody ever wants to change themselves.”
If you wanna make the world a better place…
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