Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Revolving Luck

I am not a great believer in luck. I may find respite in blaming all the bad things that has happened to me by saying, 'that was luck!!', but deep down I sincerely believe, we have the power to either make or break ourselves. I do not trust luck to give me everything that I deserve, but instead I trust my destiny to give me everything that I will honestly work for. We always have a choice. And, I yeah, I had a choice. A choice to not to go to a place which follows no law, yet violates no rule ever discovered by any form of life. A place where every human has its own theory and every one of them are right and wrong at the same time. A place which was definitely not kneeling for me to come, nor was I dying to visit. A place, which is more like Life itself. No body knows whats happening in next 10 seconds. The 10 seconds or so, when the roullete revolves and the ball will find peace with exactly one number. The number which will make a handful of people wealthier by few green notes, but others will lose more than just money. Yes, Casino is a place, where you have nothing, but your own luck, nothing but your own intuition to fall upon. With careful observation and by 'playing safe', you may cut down your potential losses, if need be, but, Casino, is not for 'playing safe'. It is for the risk takers, who are prepared to lose it all, and still smile and say, 'Well, I will have good luck tomorrow!!'.

So, our group of today comprised of a veteran (more of an addict), two calm, patient, risk free players, a few hands in coats type players and a first timer (Yours sincerely), who was prepared to lose everything he had in his wallet (20 euros :P). After watching a few games on different tables and getting a feel of the environment, I debuted. I bought 8 coins, 2.5 euros each.

First Game yielded into second into third and so forth. The trick was not to gain money and then control and move away, but to go on despite winning. I won, I lost and won again. I had started with 20 euros and ended with 57.5 euros. I had be lying, if I said that it did not feel good. But I will also be lying if I said, that it felt better as compared to small happiness which I get by helping a person or protecting a puppy from cold or waking up after a nice deep sleep.
One of my friends did not have that much 'luck' as he lost about 250 euros. But, I am sure he will be back the next day as well. As for me, I may go there once in a while. Because, my idea of a good time is different than spending 4 hours in Casino. Watching the ocean, losing yourself in jungle, climbing the mountains. Small things matter!!


  1. Well, If you ask if I am a believer in luck, I would say, "I don't know". Yes, sometimes I feel that it was my luck when something gets done. But, when I fail at something, I have never thought that I was unlucky. I would rather blame my efforts and dedication.

    By the way, I have never won a lottery in my lifetime, nor walked into a casino. But I guess you had a great time there. :)

  2. I hav started believing in luck for past 1-2 years..I m damn confident..there is always an element called.."luck"...i hav atleast 3-4 solid examples where i cn show that luck at times does play a vital role.." support the argument..i wil give a very simple example..wen an accident occurs may be a train accident..few people survive while others die..!!..nw here..your effort and dedication doesn't come under play ..there are numerous such examples where you may be just helpless..nd luck plays!!
    bt at the same time ..I do feel that..we shud never concentrate on thing is to do job sincerely nd leave everything in god's grace!!!

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