I stumbled across a female poker player's humorous blog entry on a poker site today. What struck me about it was the choice to look at everything from a certain perspective. Obviously, it was created to elicit humor about the challenges of being a woman versus being a man, but it is still a limiting perspective that often prevails in society. We bemoan our situation without looking at the benefits or opportunities afforded us from that very same situation.
Lately, I've been encountering some poker players on poker forums/sites that I manage with equally limiting beliefs about poker. It is difficult for me to reason with them with their established, in my opinion faulty, thinking about the world of poker. Their negative approach or misconceived notions keep them stuck, not allowing them to keep an open mind to develop as players.
Why Men Are Never Depressed:
> Your last name stays put.
> The garage is all yours
> Chocolate is just another snack.
> You can be President.
> You can never be pregnant.
> You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
> You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
> Car mechanics tell you the truth.
> The world is your urinal.
> You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
> You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
> Same work, more pay.
> Wrinkles add character.
> Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
> People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
> New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
> One mood all the time.
> Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
> A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
> You can open all your own jars.
> You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
> If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
> Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
> Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
> You almost never have strap problems in public
> You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
> Everything on your face stays it's original color.
> The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
> You only have to shave your face and neck.
> You can play with toys all your life.
> One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.
> You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
> You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.
> You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.
> You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.