Assuming this is real then I'd say get a hobby you enjoy - if you don't enjoy a hobby then whats the point of doing it?
I bloody-well love punting!
Re the abysmal hit rate..and still being hooked...have you looked at 'intermittent reinforcement'
Apparently getting a reward occasionally
, at unpredictable intervals (for any behavior, punting, gambling, relationships) is much more addictive than getting consistently rewarded.
That's what keeps gamblers hooked, also why people stay in crappy relationships that are occasionally tolerable.
I'm off for a punt tonight as a matter of fact- review to follow sometime in the next 7 days
I always do a Saturday night if I can. I should have set my profile up as Saturday-Night-Punter (with a picture of John Travolta
Anyway - from 8.30 - 9.30 tonight with a bit of luck, I shall be balls deep in a Polish blonde 15yrs younger than me.
Hopefully (if her profile is correct), she'll stick her tongue up my bum and drink all my tadpoles to boot!
I won't feel a bit of guilt - only euphoria and slightly spaced out.
I'll drive home wearing a silly grin whilst reminding myself to concentrate on the road
Really that's what its all about - if you're not enjoying it then do something else.