Cry Like a Gambling Addicted Baby

I was reading someone else’s blog and they were commenting how depressed they are because they dropped out of law school because of a gambling problem, and now have to live off their parents instead of getting a real job, blah, blah, blah. Basically it offended me and I wrote this as a response to it. I’d link to his site so you can see the postings but totally forgot to note it.

Here’s what I said anyway:

…..Something that’s always amazed me about people with gambling addictions is how it’s always the addictions fault. Did the evil gambling addiction man make you spend all your (parents/governments) money at a casino? Did he physically grab your hand, force you to buy the chips and made you place the bets? “Excuses are like assholes, everybody has one, some just stink worse then others”

I’ve known people who were actual addicts, i.e. they had a physical addiction to something. If they didn’t shoot the heroin they would get sick. That’s an addiction.

I bet if your parents stop paying your bills for you, you would suddenly find some motivation, depression or not. It’s easy to gamble away money given to you by the government and worry about paying it back later. Try getting a job and paying for college yourself. Get off the “I’m so dramatically depressed bandwagon”, stop going to crackpot shrinks (they are all the same), and do something…..

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