Re: Gambling addiction
Gambling, an addictive behavior and social lubricant, creates the fleeting euphoria of hope and wealth, but the sustained sickness of hopelessness and poverty. The euphoria of hope and wealth, and the sickness of hopelessness and poverty, are polar opposites that reinforce each other: the euphoria blinds you to the sickness; and the sickness makes you crave the euphoria. Ironically, gambling creates, aggravates, and perpetuates the very sickness it seems to cure.
Competing interests: No competing interests