A game of Rummy is just like life. You win some, you lose some. The most important thing is that no matter how you look at it, every win or loss leads to introspection and helps you understand what went right or wrong and how to improve your game to become a better player.
Rummy is more than just a game – it teaches you things that useful in your daily life. It doesn’t really matter much whether you won a particular game or you lost it – you learnt something from it.
Don’t get us wrong; the goal of a player is to win, but losses are there so that you value your wins more and also gain some valuable experiences along the way. Let’s take a closer look at what rummy teaches one:
Patience is so rare in today’s fast-paced life. In a world of flash sales and immediate deliveries, patience seems to have been put on the backburner. People want instant gratification and patience is a rare quality.
A game of rummy instills this great quality in the player. Not only does the player learn how to be patient, they also learn to appreciate the value of taking things a bit slowly.
As the old saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait.”
Rummy can teach you to have great patience. When you are at a table watching other players make their moves and waiting patiently to figure out your own, your patience level is getting tested. Now whether you lose or win the game, your patience level is going to get a boost for sure.
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Rummy requires a lot of concentration. No player can win a game by being negligent of his surroundings and what the other players are up to.
It doesn’t even matter if you are a veteran or a newbie – if you are not focused, you are more likely to lose than win.
Rummy requires a razor-sharp focus on the game to estimate others’ cards and plan one’s moves accordingly.
Just like patience, focus on the goal is something that most people lose. There are so many things happening around us that it becomes challenging to stay focused on one’s goal.
However, playing Rummy does make you focus on the game, which is why anyone playing the game regularly often has an increased focus and rarely gets distracted by irrelevant things happening around them.
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In life, it’s essential to have a positive outlook even in the face of adversities. Rummy helps you maintain a positive outlook.
For example, when a player is dealt what, according to him, is a bad hand, he might become sad. However, when an experienced player is faced with the same situation, he won’t go berserk and would rather keep his cool and play more smartly still trying to win.
This is because he knows that Rummy is a game of skill, with luck playing only a very minor role, and he still has a chance to turn the game around. So he observes the opponent’s moves closely and plans and plays his own moves smartly.
The player doesn’t know it yet, but while playing the game, he’s developing this positive outlook to life as well. Once he leaves the table, he will still carry this outlook with him in all the things he does in everyday life.
Every game of rummy has something to teach us, even though we might not realize it then. Every time a player leaves the table, there is so much more they take with them than just the cash they won.