Originally Posted by BlackJesusLuvU
i think you are deluding yourself if you think playing poker for a living is not a life grind.
it sounds like you want something different, but don't really know what. my advice would be get a job that actually has meaning and is fulfilling to you.
your opportunity cost of going to be a pro poker player is so high, that it is borderline insurmountable.
if you wanted to do something awesome and crazy follow your passion. if that is honestly grinding poker, i think you havent grinded enough imo... (as you seem to have devoted most of the time to your career and thus your brief poker respites are fun and enjoyable... when it is your CAREER it is much different)
just my $.02
probably a lot of truth in this. but no matter how many people tell you something, sometimes i think you just have to jump over the fence yourself, even if briefly, to realize that the grass was actually greener on the side you were on to begin with.
with respect to opportunity cost, clearly this would be -ev for me, solely in a monetary sense. but money is not what's causing me to consider this is the first place. it is severe discontent with the 9-7 office job ratrace. so factoring in the intangibles i mentioned in my original post i think it has the potential to be highly +life ev.