17 May '11, 8am

Why Gamblers Could be Great Advocates for Sustainability

Why Gamblers Could be Great Advocates for Sustainability

People see frequent gamblers as dangerous, irresponsible, and irrational – and rightfully so. There are plenty of horror stories featuring serial gamblers who bet their life savings away in a desperate attempt to fight against the odds. Sure, all of us have that friend who hits the blackjack table the second he walks into the casino and doesn’t leave until he finds his wallet empty and ATM card maxed out. However, I am not referring to the extremes – addiction to anything, even running or playing the guitar, can be bad and create an unsustainable lifestyle. I am talking about the many others who enjoy gambling within their constraints and embrace the thrill of taking risks. Could this trait serve as a springboard to positive social behavior?

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/sustainability-won-sw...

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