I'm finding myself going back to Friday Night Magic last night and finding all kinds of parallels in my own life. Maybe it's the lack of serotonin, but I keep coming back to self-deprecating patterns.
FNM: Betraying my intended strategy of drafting white-green-and/or-blue.
My Life: Identifying a direction in life I want to go in .. some philosophy, some action plan .. and ultimately going in the opposite direction.
FNM: Becoming distracted by the allure of playing potentially more powerful cards.
My Life: Becoming distracted by the allure of instant gratification.
FNM: Adopting the same strategy as everybody else, despite intentions to go my own way.
My Life: Conformity to the path of least resistance, despite intentions to change my ways for the better.
FNM: Ended up with a second-rate deck composed of everyone else's leftovers.
My Life: Living a second-rate life, settling for whatever leftover scraps society can spare me.
FNM: Extending my winless streak.
My Life: Extending my feelings of mediocrity, loneliness, and sadness about myself and dissatisfaction with my life in general.