Villain: What do you do for a living?
Villain: No, seriuosly!
Villain: Ok, how long have u been playing poker for?
Hero: 3 years
Villain: Wow, thats a long time. Do you make any money on poker?
Villain: What? So why do you play then?
Hero: I let u figuare that out.
Villain: What? So what do you live on?
Hero: Poker, food and water
Villain: I dont understand, cant you tell me something about it?
Hero: I think there are more interessting things to talk about then work.
Hero: Like whats your passions and dreams?
Hero: What do you want to accomplish, do, see, experience, learn, master before you die?
...end of discussion!
(IMO theres no point in trying to "win them over". Just tell them what they want to hear and let them figuare out to error in the equation themselves.)