Bizarre Truth Behind Life and Playing Rummy Cards

Written By: Mohina GuptaPublished In: Rummy Strategies Date: 15-10-2018

‘Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she must alone decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.’ - Voltaire

The above words clearly indicate the weird reality of life as also that of Rummy card games. Nobody, howsoever powerful one might be, holds a sway over the circumstances of life. Two people might be born at the same time, at the same place, and to the same parents as twins, yet their destinies would be different. When faced with the same situation in life, they would act differently.

Circumstances/Cards DealtCannot be Changed
PerceptionCan be Changed
Course of ActionCan be Changed

All in a Rummy Card Game

Rummy is a simple but mind-storming game of cards. Each player gets 13 cards. The aim is to meld them into valid runs and sets by picking and discarding cards. To exemplify, 3♠, 4♠, 5♠ is a sequence or run, and 5, 5♠, 5 is a set. We also have joker cards that are so versatile that they can replace any card to form an impure run.

No Control Over Cards You Get

Players are required to form at least two runs, one of which must be pure or without joker. In the modern times, the traditional game is played on the Internet as Online Rummy. Cards are distributed by the gaming software and you cannot exercise any control over them. What you can do is - deciding how to play them well.

Choose Your Path

There can be two main scenarios:

  1. You get pretty good cards: It is something that everyone would wish for, but few would get. However, if you happen to hold a good hand, the journey to victory would be easy.
  2. You feel that your cards are worthless: Now, is the testing time. Some players would play safe and choose to drop the game, some others would just play for the heck of it, and yet others would not give up and look for smart ways to turn the game in their favour. It is the last category of players who would emerge out to be the most confident. Even if they lose a few games, they gain precious insights and experience. And sooner or later, they would know each and every facet of rummy and qualify as rummy pros!

What About Life?

Some individuals lead a struggle-free life and are fortunate in the general perception. During blissful times, we do not need any motivation. But when hardships knock at the doors of our life, we need to learn how to cope and be winners in the game of life.

Striking Differences

When faced with adversities, some people just give up and collapse - everybody pities them. The next category is of those who drag life but stop living it - they pity themselves. The worth-noting ones are those who go beyond their problems, fight it out aggressively, and eventually, come out stronger and successful or at least turn up trumps!

‘Glory is Not in Never Falling but in Rising Every Time We Fall’

Whether we talk about Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Alva Edison or our very own Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - all of them are distinguished personalities who never gave up and strode their way to glory!

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games
26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot ... and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan

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