𝐒𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐈𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝
In the casino gambling industry, guest being aggressive is a casual emotion to see. And being able to give advice, to be able to empathize and sympathize opens an optimistic outlook on their lives.
Growing up, I’ve always been a wallflower, putting myself behind the background. I never knew how to socialize and connect with others until I got the position of Table Games Dealer at The Casino. At first, I struggled in my line of work, I was prone to nervousness and error. Although as time passes, I adapted to the tough environment and learned to entertain the guests, and sometimes earned their respect. My struggle paid off when I got an award for having a great personality when dealing, since then, my confidence slowly built up.
My experience at The Casino taught me a lot of lessons, the rock bottom stories that regular players told me when nobody was around, opened my eyes and I couldn't help but sympathize. Ever since I've heard those stories, I've made myself a priority to be there for the players whenever they want to talk about their problems or what's bothering them, and that's what I did. At the end of the day, no one’s gonna stop a gambler to gamble. In the industry of money where the casino thinks of the guest as a walking bank machine, when the guests are losing, the least thing I could do as person is sympathize and know that I care. Giving them the optimism they need in order to make sure that everything’s going to be okay. But why do this? What’s the very core that motivates me to do this? It’s simple because I know what losing everything feels like. Hunger, an empty wallet and a broken heart can teach you the art of putting yourself in others' shoes. some people that we’ll get to meet might not care about us for the rest of our lives although the least thing we could do is show a little compassion and optimism to others, in this sometimes mean world and hopefully, it makes their day and carry on with their lives.
Knowing the art of Sympathy and Empathy is a powerful thing to have, it can lay a positive impact in someone’s life, it may help someone to make decisions better, and to not feel alone. Life is short and caring is free, let’s give ourselves a favour and be compassionate to others.