Gambling and The Belief in Luck

The predilection for gambling is yet another accessory trait of the crude person's character.

It is an otherwise agreeing variation of an individual's attribute of almost all-inclusive prevalence between sporting men -- and among men adapted to artful and aggressive activities conventionally.

Further, the proclivity of gambling is no doubt to be categorized as an aspect belonging solely to the greedy type of human nature.

The main factor in this kind of habit is the ever-existent belief in luck; and this belief is allegedly traceable, at least in its components to a phase in human progression which goes back to the predative culture.

It may well have been under this culture that the belief in luck progressed into the form in which it is existent, as the main element of the gambling propensity - in the sporting attitude.

In addition, it is most likely that the definitive form of gambling nonetheless sustained under which it appears in the present culture to the predative discipline.

The belief appears to be a characteristic carried over in whole from an earlier stage into lowbrow culture, and from there it transmitted through that culture to a subsequent stage of human development under the distinctive form imposed by the predative discipline.

But in any circumstances, it is to be taken as an ancient trait, congenital from a more or less beyond its past; more or less not compatible with the provision of the modern streamlined process; and more or less of a barrier to the whole suitability of the present economic life, collectively speaking.

Now and then, the belief in luck is the groundwork of the gambling characteristic, it is not the sole element that comes into the habit of betting.

Betting on the affair of contests of tenacity and skill proceeds on another motive, without which the belief in luck would seldom come in as a fixed feature of sporting life.

This added motive is the desire of the assumed winner, or the fanatic of the winning side, to increase his side's convenience at the cost of the loser.

Not only does the stronger side accomplish a much arresting victory, and the losing side experience a more painful and embarrassing defeat, in part as the cash gain and loss in betting is large; even though this alone is contemplated, material-wise.

However, the wager is ordinarily laid as well with a perspective, not accepted in words nor even acknowledged secretly in set terms, to enhancing the chances of achievement for the challenger on which it is laid.

It is also assured that substance and attentiveness expended to this end cannot hold in the issue.