Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sometimes You Just Have To Let Go Of Your Dreams

Sure, it's nice to not let go. Wait another day, spend another sum, walk another mile.

But you can't always bet big everytime. You cut your losses, and walk away.
Cause the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes. The house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet and you bet big, then you take the house.
- Daniel Ocean, Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Maybe next time, you might have earned enough from the compromised position you had to take, and when that perfect hand comes up you can bet big again.
When all else fails - fresh tactics! - Castor Troy, Face/Off (1997)
What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you're that pissed that so many others had it good. - Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
I think this means going back to the drudgery of (over)work. Three times the work hours for roughly the same salary as an entry-level call center agent? Without any salary increase, for three, four, or five years. You do the math.

Which gets me thinking - what if I pushed for a BS Statistics or a BS Math admission at UP Diliman 11 years ago? Would I be in actuarial science, earning decent money, working in an airconditioned office? I can't say that I'll actually finish the course, but hey, it's possible.

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