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Doing Something

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Jan 31, 2018


I’ve now been a professional poker player for almost 15 years. That looks crazy to me on the page, but it’s true. I’ve been doing this for nearly half my life. Before I was a poker player, I had never held a job for longer than a few months. I’ve met some amazing people in my time as a professional and I’ve had some great times with the people I’ve become close to in poker and many of them have expressed a similar sentiment to one I have dealt with on and off over my career. It’s hard to rationalize a life as a poker player. There’s an existential angst that comes with playing poker. What is our purpose exactly? We don’t contribute to society, we don’t provide a service for the most part, we mostly are just money-making machines, some more efficient than others. I’ve reconciled this a little ...

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