Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Opportunity vs. Gamble

Besides trying to prove something, I would like to get to your attention on the two words above. Opportunity and gamble. What's the difference between those two nowadays? According to my lovely English expert wifey analogy, Opportunity is Good, Gambling is Bad and Taking Chances is in The Middle.

For me its all the same. Let say there's a new housing project being launch at a very strategic area. Most investors will see it as an opportunity but the problem is, the project is run by a blacklisted developer company. The developer is so bad so that it is like a gamble for the investor to invest in that project. By taking chances, is the developer gambling? Or is he taking chances on an opportunity?

There's a rule of thumb that goes, " If you dont know the outcome, then its considered as gambling". Then is the share market is a public casino? Is love a gambling game? We don't know what's the outcome when we approach someone, do we?. Well I have a friend who felt in love which we can't consider it as gambling. He knows that he won't get the girl that he's flirting with but he still go for it. Well if it's not gambling then is it an opportunity? He would love to think it that way though.

Recently I watched the programme Las Vegas which in one of the episode there's one guy that is paid to gamble at Las Vegas's casino. He was sponsored due to his experience in winning games on the online casinos. But in the real casino, he lost. There's more to gambling than just taking chances on the cards or the dices. So can I consider the online casinos as an opportunity?

I am gonna continue researching on this topic but in the mean time please give your comments and don't forget the small boxes above this article has it purposes. Do your part guys!

p/s: To the guy who I mentioned about taking opportunity in his love life, to me you are taking chances but to my wifey, you are gambling with your own heart. Anyway, take care dude!

8 comments:

robotix said...

hahah.. i know where you're going with this post.. yeah i really do.

m|ss v|xen said...
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m|ss v|xen said...

whatever chances or gambling that he is doing rite now, IMHO, he feels that he has to do it to know what sort of a girl he wants in the future.. like u said, love is a gamble and so is marrying someone.. you wouldnt know that person until u try and live with it..so do what is best and when the time finally comes you have our place to lepak at :D

rumet said...

you u right miss vixen, for you we'll open the snooker table anytime!

btw miss vixen, dun forget to cl**k on the a*v*rts ok?

ragsy937 said...

uik.. sapa nye post yang kene delete tuh? neyye... To the guy mentioned. Good Luck.. wish the best for you.. be it with, or without the girl he is pursuing.

Gambit the Gambler said...

gamble means gamble.. when u add -ing, it becomes gambling.. let say there are more than 1 gamble, do we call it gambles or gamble? when a guy shouts gamble 3 times "Gamble! Gamble! Gamble!" is he a Gambler? Gambit, one of x-men member used to gamble. Shouldnt he be called Gambler instead of Gambit? or rather Gamblit? In islam, Gamble is illegal. In chinese, Gamble is legal.

robotix said...

org yg jage kambing/lembu is called gembala..

ephol said...

busuk la rumet.....

errr.... takde kredit untuk aku kerr..

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