A Gambling Essay:
All kinds of gambling, including lottery, slot machines, cards, and many others, are considered among the things that attract a lot of people. Even in the oldest civilizations, people always wanted to bet on things and events, because it is in their nature to take risks to win or lose. Taking risks is a habit and part of human nature, but getting in the habit of taking risks all the time, especially for material gain or loss can be a very destructive thing to do. Gambling does not only waste common sense and the mind, but it also makes people unable to control their emotions. Gambling is one of the worst habits that individuals may develop.
When people buy lottery cards, roll the dice on the roulette tables, or when they simply play poker, they are betting on their luck which is something superstitious. Because man always wants to believe in superstitions and things that are abnormal, he is ready to take any risk in order to win. Sometimes it is not only about winning the money, but simply about winning and having luck on one’s side. The problem is that gambling can become a sickness that controls man’s mind. For example, there are people who spend all their money on the gambling tables, or simply neglect buying things their children need in order to buy many lottery cards on Christmas or New Year because they hope luck will be on their side.
Another aspect about gambling is that we know that it is wrong. However, when people are gambling, everybody stands around to watch. Sometimes the crowd watching events such as running the lottery wheels, watching cocks quarreling, dogs racing, or other events, can lose control and become involved in the lottery. These people have nothing to win or lose because they are not playing. However, they become involved because they have lost control over their emotions as they think of the risks and the outcomes of the game.
Gambling is certainly a human invention. It may have been invented by people who like to bet on risks and on winnings. However, once a person starts gambling, even over small amounts of money, it turns into an ugly habit that rules and ruins the life of the gambler. A gambler is someone who is ready to lose everything, even his humanity for gambling. People in general hate gambling and gamblers, but they are ready to watch when gambling takes place, and if they get involved, it is very hard to stop them. They become out of control, just like gambling itself. To stay safe, one should therefore stay out of gambling, betting and lotteries, because there is no warning red line which one can use to be ware of what will come next.