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Matrix of lies

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Matrix of lies

Postby Oregon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:53 am

Hi all,

Just some thoughts that need to get out of my head and onto paper (so to speak).
About how much dishonesty, deceit and lies there are in the gambling industry.
It's a downward spiral.

First that gambling lies to you.
The lights and sounds of the pokies. When you get 50c on a $3 hit and it sounds like you've won. Going to the "Royal Lounge" or the "VIP room" The hype and glamour of a casino. Sports betting ads which show a group of mates having a punt together and winning - when it's usually someone on their own sitting at home. Wouldn't it be nice to win the Lotto and go on that magical holiday. The ad never features someone ripping up a ticket in anger. When the odds of winning are so many million to one. Of course they have a product to market. It's all lies and deceit. We are proof of this. There are no winners.

Secondly that we lie to family, friends and colleagues. Lying about where we were. Lying about where our money went to our wives, husbands, parents. Lying about having to run errands during a work lunch break and that's why we were late back. Lying that nothing is bothering us. Maybe we're too embarrassed or ashamed to share the truth.

Lastly the lies we tell to ourselves. "This bet will come good." "I'm due for a win." "I'll only put $50 through the machine and then stop." "It was red the last 3 times so it'll be black this time." "I don't have a problem." "It's not that bad." "I'll get back even again" These are the lies we tell because we want to only replicate the feeling of winning and not of losing. We stay optimistic to the point of destroying ourselves.

I've found that breaking this cycle of lies has been a huge part in the beginning of my recovery and my ambition to never gamble again. We can be honest. People in my life have been so much more supportive than I would have ever imagined. Don't lie about being a compulsive gambler. But also don't lie that you are working hard to stop. Put that positive spin on the truth.

I've rambled on a bit so I'm very sorry, if someone has read this and gotten something positive or inspiring out of it that is great.

Oregon on day 22 GF
Gamble free since 22.01.18
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Re: Matrix of lies

Postby Mona58 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:32 am

PLEASE! DO NOT be SORRY for sharing your thoughts ever!

WE NEED Your thoughts.

It gives us strength!

Our thoughts are all rambles.

Our stories writ are gifts to others when we move on.

THANK YOU Oregon! It was a pleasure to read. A reminder of what the gamble demon made us do! That horrid thing can stay out of my space!

And Congrats on 22 days GF Oregon! nearly a month! Stay Strong!

Mona day 122 (17wks & 2ds)
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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