Well, this is not an article to read on the web. Its a video clip from the 2014 movie "The Gambler". Prof Bakshi is fond of showing clips from movies to demonstrate a point and i thought i should take a leaf out of his book.
Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a Los Angeles literature professor with a severe gambling addiction caused by his view of the world as either having it all or having nothing
Bennett ends up owing $240,000 to a proprietor of an underground gambling ring, and another $50,000 to a loan shark. Bennett seven days to pay off his debts or be murdered.
Bennett goes to Frank ( a third person), who advises him to adopt a "f**k you" attitude towards life by getting enough money to be completely free. Frank lends him $260,000 to pay his debt to Lee, but also threatens to kill everyone in Bennett's personal life if he is not repaid.
The following passage is Frank advising Bennett and I found it very pertinent & worth a looksee