The sense of entitlement has been a wonder for a long time. Do people really obtain what they are worthy of? If we do the correct actions are we going to achieve an incentive for it? Do our bad actions stay unpunished? In a world of idealism, you will gain what you deserved. But now, it seems like things have gone awry, we get what we’re not supposed to get.
When you give back a wallet full of money it is given that you’ll think that you might get a reward for your honesty. But oftentimes, the only thing that you’ll get is a simple thank your from the indebted owner.
Even during at school, students expect that they will get good results on the subjects they have studied for and also assume to get poor results on the ones they just skimmed on. Astonishingly, they’ve got great results on the tests they know a little of and got passable results on the subject they studied on.
At work, some employees work hard to achieve promotions and salary raises but we observe that a lot of hard-working people have been ignored on promotions, laid off and been force to low grade their salaries.
What does this mean? It means that, all of us anticipate that we ought to have something for our hard-work but it is feasible that we are going to gain an absolutely different result.
One good example of a poker entitlement would be Phil Hellmuth. He is known for his declaration, “If it wasn’t for luck, I guess I’d win them all.” This individual deems that having a good game plan give him the right to win. These days he acknowledge that luck has a part in the game but it won’t be denied that he still believes that a weak hand will be crushed by a strong one every time.
This reasoning blinds Hellmuth on further factors in poker. One instance of this would be his rant against Adam “Roothlus” Levy during the 2008 WSOP Main Event. In the early hours of the event, both players are deep stacks: Phil has a pair of 9 and he raise the bet, on the other hand, Levy called with QTs. As the hand played out, Phil spiked a set on the turn, but the 9 gave Levy the nut straight; after losing a large pot, Phil slashed into Levy and demean his play. The fact is Levy’s the one who played ideally, making the best of his hand. Phil was just so enraged that he starts out with the best hand and still been beaten after he hit a set, that he permitted his logic of entitlement to make him turn blind towards the progress of the game.
Both players have deep stacks, Levy is in position and Phil has a rep as a loose player. He even commented during bet on the final card, “Could I be good enough to play QT like this?” It means that the range of his hand consists of a QT here, but he still called Levy an idiot for playing the very same hand.
If you desire to be an excellent poker player you need to erase all sense of entitlement in your self. All you need to do is place your money on the best play you’ll have and then let fate have his way. It’s true that sometimes you’ll get poor results on your good plays but in the end it will be balance out.
In the poker table, the only thing that you’re entitled with is you’ll be dealt with cards. Then all the things that will happen afterwards will depend on your own choices and fate. But keep in mind that your decisions will be the turning point of your poker career: Fate will just tell you the time that you deserve to win.
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