Post by Simon Fletcher
What's the best (serious, or even humorous) religious (or otherwise)
advice that your birth father really gave and / or still gives you,
about living and life in general ?
Never stop when you're on a roll. Stopping a roll for whatever reason is
not only a craps table sin, it's a sin in general. Corollary: one must be
honest to oneself if on "a roll" or not, or chips might disappear
Oft times I've seen certain posters 'faking a roll' where none is had as
an attempt to 'sell' their unproven theories through 'theme' repetitions
which is supercilious at best. Faking a roll that doesn't exist is driven
by petty Ego's looking to influence others with an ongoing 'rag' when
arguments in the past failed the objective muster. Vested interest and
emotional hunger for 'say so' power is the engine behind it, imo. It's
dissembling any way you cut it.
But for anyone who is on a genuine posting roll that readers pick up on
*as* genuine, *never* stop that roll until it's played out, even if
you're rolling over others in the process. Don't worry about adversaries
barking, just *stay* with the roll until it's played out.
My father was a genius who unfortunately died in his early 40's, but his
dream came true even though he wasn't around to see it bloom:
He was literally *one* of a kind, and everyone who had the luxury of
being in his orbit knew it. He left this world in 1965 from a sudden
heart attack, a week before what was to be my Bar Mitzvah.
"Never stop when you're on a roll", (a productive/honest/creative roll),
because your admirers will smile and your adversaries will seethe to your
rolling delight. Either reaction, you win it for yourself, at the very
least, if you play the roll out.
Being on a roll can never be controlled or predicted. It's spontaneous,
like muscles jumping to a task--- out of nowhere. It's the stuff of life,
and ARS at it's best, imo.
"The balls know when you're broke."
- Rudolph Wanderone// aka Minnesota Fats