Winning and Losing


One day, a married couple went to watch horse races with a few of their friends. Even though they weren’t big gamblers, they bet on a few races, enjoyed the excitement, and were proud to go home with two dollars in their pocket.

The next day, the husband decided to go back to the races alone. He put two dollars down on the first race and won. He put his winnings on the next race and won again. He continued to do this until he won nearly $20,000. On his drive home, he saw a casino and decided to try his luck on roulette. He put down all his winnings on one bet and lost. When he returned home, his wife asked, “How did you do?” He shrugged his shoulders and said, “I lost two dollars.”

Here’s the way I see it: Bill Gates said it best: “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”


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