You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech.
A Jewish Rabbi, an Episcopal Priest, an Evangelical Baptist, and the Pope went into a bar…. Or so the joke goes. But the joke is not really important. What is important are the life lessons that one can learn for the game.
Poker Can Be a Man’s Best Friend
- Many people can count cards better than you. But it’s not the counting that is important… always have a game plan.
- Poker is full of risks… Don’t cower and hide; face them head on.
- Everyone has a tick… Learn them.
- Learn when to fold!
- Even a Royal Flesh can be beat… You can’t depend on winning the entire pot.
- There are fifty-two cards in a deck… play each card you have carefully.
- Don’t make bets you can’t afford to lose.
- Alcohol only makes it seem like you are a better player….
- At every table, there is always at least one sucker. If you can’t find him……
- There is always one more rule to learn that you haven’t mastered!
Written for The Daily Post: February 12, 2016. Alma Mater