Should I learn poker to make money?

I think every person should learn poker to some extent as it teaches valuable life skills and explores parts of the brain and emotional palette that are often neglected during daily human life and interaction. It is a very unique game.

Poker for money is an interesting concept as well. You are attempting to turn a leisurely pastime into a business venture. It's definitely not easy.

I would say this is one of the worst times to get into poker in recent times. The "poker boom" eras were much easier to break into. If your really want to do it, then just do it. That's pretty simply all there is to any decision in life really. Just know that it isn't easy. Like most things, it's probably not what you are best at in this world in this life. Some people aren't cut out for it. 

At its best, poker as a profession is pretty f*cking awesome. It allowed me to do a lot of things I wouldn't have otherwise been able to, like travel. It can also suck. It's like anything in that regard as well. 

The point is that you should do it if you really believe you want to. But to be certain of this takes a lot of introspection. It's not like how it is depicted on TV. Most of the time poker is pretty monotonous. On the other hand, there are many worse ways to exist too. I think almost every Taco Bell employee would trade jobs with a mid-stakes winning poker player. But that's beside the point. 

Ultimately, I agree with someone below who said you shouldn't do it just to make money. You should pursue poker if it genuinely interests you. If you do it just to make money, you probably won't enjoy it for too long. It's also hard to make a LOT of money in poker. Some of the top most renowned and respected, lauded, decorated poker players in the world might simply make per annum what a standard investment banker or something would make. 

But as I state once more, ironically if a person delves into poker it shouldn't have much consideration regarding money.

Answer by Michael Shinzaki:

I think every person should learn poker to some extent as it teaches valuable life skills and explores parts of the brain and emotional palette that are often neglected during daily human life and interaction. It is a very unique game.

Poker for money is an interesting concept as well. You are attempting to turn a leisurely pastime into a business venture. It's definitely not easy.

I would say this is one of the worst times to get into poker in recent times. The "poker boom" eras were much easier to break into. If your really want to do it, then just do it. That's pretty simply all there is to any decision in life really. Just know that it isn't easy. Like most things, it's probably not what you are best at in this world in this life. Some people aren't cut out for it.

At its best, poker as a profession is pretty fucking awesome. It allowed me to do a lot of things I wouldn't have otherwise been able to, like travel. It can also suck. It's like anything in that regard as well.

The point is that you should do it if you really believe you want to. But to be certain of this takes a lot of introspection. It's not like how it is depicted on TV. Most of the time poker is pretty monotonous. On the other hand, there are many worse ways to exist too. I think almost every Taco Bell employee would trade jobs with a mid-stakes winning poker player. But that's beside the point.

Ultimately, I agree with someone below who said you shouldn't do it just to make money. You should pursue poker if it genuinely interests you. If you do it just to make money, you probably won't enjoy it for too long. It's also hard to make a LOT of money in poker. Some of the top most renowned and respected, lauded, decorated poker players in the world might simply make per annum what a standard investment banker or something would make.

But as I state once more, ironically if a person delves into poker it shouldn't have much consideration regarding money.

Should I learn poker to make money?

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