"A person must live in a self-directed way. You must make your own decisions. Don't let anybody tell you how to play the hand you get dealt; poker players don't listen to other people about how to play their hand. And make no mistake - everyone you come in significant contact with is playing the same game at the same table. Poker players don't have advisors, and they don't count on the beneficence of their fellow players. I'm not advocating a harshness or thick-headedness - just noting that you're a loser to the degree that you let another tell you how to play this game of life."
-- Jason Merchey