The dictionary defines gambling as “to play a game of chance for money or other stakes, to wager money or other stakes on uncertain outcome, to expose something of value to risk or hazard in the advantage of gain.” A simple definition of gambling would be: desiring the possession (prize) of another, the gambler creates a risk (that of losing his own possession) in an attempt through chance to gain the possession of another with nothing given in exchange. It is a greedy desire to have what belongs to another.
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Gambler in 1866. In this autobiographical novel, he offered a personal understanding of the psychology and physiology of the compulsive, addicted gambler. He documented characteristics such as the need for stimulation, feelings of social inferiority, and low self-esteem. He wrote to finance his own self destructive gambling habit but perhaps opened the eyes of others to the dangers of compulsive gambling. Continue reading “How Can One Overcome Addiction To Gambling?”
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