Consequences of gambling
Gambling have become a negative word in most minds. This is most due
to the propaganda from organizations that have an agenda to abolish gambling.
These agendas aspire from various religious and political standpoints.
These groups primary weapon to stop gambling in all its' forms is to
stigmatize the act of gambling, the gambling industry and the social consequence
from gambling. According to these people gambling is the root of all evil.
Gambling leads to social disasters, breakup of families, ruined marriages
and women and child abuse. Gambling leads to a entry point of excessive
alcohol and medication use, that may lead further to alcoholism and drug
abuse. On a larger view this again leads to problems for the nation's
economy and problems for businesses.
Clearly it seems if you get rid of the gambling problem you will save
our civilization from this course bound to end into total destruction.
It is not obvious to the people that are against gambling that this is
a very simplification of the world we live in today. These problem arise
from a complex combination of the stress and problems we as individuals
encounter in the modern civilization we live in. To blame it on one thing
as gambling alone is not seeing the whole picture.
A person with depression and personal problems should not solve these
problems with alcohol. These will only lead into deeper problems. When
alcohol enjoyed as an enhancer in positive social occasions to make people
have fun and enjoy themselves, it must be agreed that alcohol is something
positive. This is common knowledge. The same applies for gambling.
There are good personal moods for gambling and bad ones. The mood was
there before you started to gamble. If you gamble when you are in the
wrong mood it can lead into deeper problems. It is a generalization that
gambling is bad. The problems that gambling has been blamed for is mostly
caused by problems that people just get from living in today's society.
There is still going to be alcoholism, drug abuse, broken families, bad
economy after gambling is abolished.