The gambles in life

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When the word gamble is mentioned, many people think of money, but gambling is not limited to money. Gambling is simply the taking of a chance. Everyone gambles nearly all the time. We are all not gambling just for money. We gamble for practically everything. Children learn the concept of gambling very early. This concept continues throughout life.

When children are very young, they will try different things to see what will happen. For instance, a child will gamble punishment when he talks back to his parents. If he does not receive any punishment, he might consider himself winning; however if he receives punishment, he has just lost the gamble.

After children become school age, one child may get an idea in his or her mind that he or she will pass this extremely hard test through cheating. This person will take a gamble on cheating. If this person succeeds, he will pass the test; nevertheless if this person gets caught , he will receive a zero on the test.

When these school age children become dating age, many will take also take gambles. A male will talk a gamble by asking a female for a date. This male is wandering will this lovely female will say 'yes,' or 'no.' If the female says 'yes,' He has won the gamble; although the male has lost the gamble is the female says 'no.'

As life progresses, this child continues to gamble. When this person gets old enough to obtain a driver's license, he will continue to take chances. Some people will drive very recklessly by speeding, disobeying traffic signs, running traffic lights, and even passing. When a person does any of these, he gambles with both his life and even the law. Through speeding, and disobeying signs and traffic lights, a...