commonsense wrote: ↑
Fri May 26, 2017 8:37 pm
I don't play poker.
Instead, let's play hearts, spades, bridge, pinochle, sheepshead, euchre, rummy, canasta, rummy or go fish.
When we're through with that, let's play balderdash, risk or To Tell the Truth. Then some sports that employ deceptive strategies. And what about seeking careers in advertising and sales? Above all, politics is a great place for lying.
I could make untruthful statements of all sorts for any of the activities referenced.
BTW, I might've lied when I said I don't play poker.
There’s no manipulation in poker.
- Neither is there lying.
- How you act when looking at your cards is your business.
- How people interpret your actions while playing poker is their business.
- If you get some good cards and prance around like you love a parade, that’s just your thing.
- If you get some good cards and feel like parading around but don’t, no one says you must.
- Life is the measure and the situation of poker has a life until that game is over.
- The measure of poker is staying alive in the game.
- If you lose your chips, you won’t be alive in the game.
- Therefore, by the measure of life and not abstract notions of what defines lying, if you parade around in poker with a big smile on your face when you get a good hand because you have an abstract notion this is the way to be honest, and if you bet heavy only when you get a good hand because you think you're being honest according to this abstract notion that doesn't factor staying alive in the game, then you won’t be alive in the game for long. You will lose all your chips, and it will be because you didn’t understand the life of the situation.
If you're playing fish and your opponent says, "Do you have any four's (or whatever)," and you reply no, when in fact you do have a four, then in that case you are a liar, and a cheat.