"Some people think I'm going to play poker again. It has even been suggested that I am playing poker now. The truth is, I haven't played a hand of poker since I left all those months ago. In fact, I made a bet with somebody that if I ever became a professional poker player again I would pay that person $50,000. I know I can make money at poker. I know that poker will always be there. I know that it is lucrative. I know I can go back if I want.
But I don't want to do that to myself. I don't want to become that. I want to grow and evolve as a person. What more could I learn from making money again as a poker player? I have done it long enough to know that there is nothing more in that world for me. I want to struggle. I want to feel anxiety. I want to be lost, confused, and to be forced to start over. Fear is the only way forward."
prolly the most interesting/comical part.. most of the post i could take seriously but hard to imagine in today's econ that someone who believes they could make a lucratuve living playing a game with 100% certainty, would say that they can gain nothing from it. most people dont work their jobs to gain some knowledge or understanding, they do it to earn a living and then have hobbies etc to learn and further themselves as a person but w/e