Just Jimi

Freerolling

According to Google, the odds on you being born were 4 trillion to one. I don’t have the faintest idea how mathematicians came to this conclusion but one thing we can all agree on is that despite the ridiculous odds, we made it here. READ MORE

Learning how to see situations from different positions.

The first lesson I learnt about blackjack and life generally is that it can bring out the worse in competitive people. It definitely brought out the worst in me. If you’ve ever played, you must have have met that annoying player who gets upset when people don’t follow what we believe are the rules to winning (guilty, that was probably me many years ago, sorry for spoiling your fun that evening 🙂 ). READ MORE

Dreamers and Doers

During my teenage years, my old principal often referred to lazy students as dreamers and loafers. We joked about this at school so often that the word ‘dreamer’ subconsciously began to mean ‘one who lives in a world of fantasy or illusion’ to me. I would hear the word and automatically think ‘unpractical’, ‘idealistic’ or ‘idle’. READ MORE

Learn how to fight for your territory.

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” Phaedrus . READ MORE

We would rather find favour than get what we deserve.

How would a medical doctor review the word ‘deserve’ when he has to speak to a patient about a serious medical condition? He knows enough to understand that our DNA’s play a big part in how we are affected by any affliction. It is pretty tough watching anything happen to people you love or cherish especially if there is nothing you can do to help. READ MORE

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