It’s all a toss of the dice, really.
Some of us get lucky and find the right partner, some of us get screwed over and have our heart served to us on a tarnished platter.
Relationships are a gamble and we are all equal, playing against the same odds.
It’s like being in a casino, sitting down in front of a shiny and brand new slot machine. You pump a few quarters in and hope to strike it rich.It pays out a tidy sum and that gets you all excited. Then you start feeling the rush that we all yearn for. You decide that the machine is “hot” so you keep hitting the spin button hoping for a bigger and better payout.
Some people do get lucky with their “hot slot.”Others (could be any one of us) end up losing all of their quarters to a sketchy machine, in which case you then decide to give it the middle finger, kick dirt on it like a dog after a mighty dump and move on to the next one.
Oh my, you say to yourself, this one is so colorful, with bright lights, side games and thrilling ding sounds! Surely this must be the right slot machine, sizzling hotter than an egg on a desert rock. You put in the rest of your money with a big smile on your face, because you just know.
You know it’s the most perfect slot machine in the whole casino and that it’s been waiting just for YOU to come sit your ass in front of it.
And you sit in front of it for almost 15 years, blindly putting everything that you own into it, hoping that it continues to give back the way you had believed it would.
But instead of paying out handsomely, it sucks you dry, slowly and methodically, until you walk away completely broke and despondent.
Then you have to make a monumental decision. Do you just call it quits and stop gambling altogether?Or do you start all over again once you’ve replenished (most) of your funds?
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.-Stephen Covey