Jack’s Newsletter

Jack Manfred
Quitting gambling and changing your life
Created 30 Aug 2021
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  • Day 244 - Quitting Gambling
    13 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Day 244 - Developing a healthy cynicism: the key to living in a world full of gambling ads One of the hardest parts of quitting gambling, is how ingrained it seems to be in our culture. I don’t think ...
  • Day 237 - Quitting Gambling
    06 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Day 237 - The reasons I enjoyed slots, and why winning was impossible For a long time, slots did not make sense to me. I didn’t even know how they worked. Sure, I had seen the simple 3 reel single lin...
  • Day 225 - Quitting Gambling
    24 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Day 225 - The film Croupier and how it relates to my addiction and recovery The movie Croupier starring Clive Owen is one of my all time favorite movies. The alias of this blog is Jack Manfred, the na...
  • Day 213 - Quitting Gambling
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Day 213 - Introspecting the future self When most people think about introspection, myself included, it is often implied that this introspection is done either in the present, or more commonly, the pa...
  • Day 203 - Quitting Gambling
    02 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Day 203 - Components of my Gambling Withdrawal Gambling withdrawal is an odd one, like other behavioral addictions, there is no central physical effects other then dopamine itself. When I quit gamblin...
  • Day 197 - Quitting Gambling
    27 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Day 197 - Going to war with your brain One of the most common elements of gambling addiction, and one I have written about a lot is the idea of the dual self. In one state of existence you are the gam...
  • Day 189 - Quitting Gambling
    19 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Day 189 - A thought experiment about free will and the insights related to addiction. Free will and Time travel have to be two of the most interesting concepts to think about, it is just “fun” to thin...
  • Day 184 - Quitting Gambling
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Day 184 - Stress is our body telling us something is wrong, and why we often ignore it. Wouldn’t it be great if we as humans had an alarm system that started blaring as soon as something is wrong? If ...
  • Day 181 - Quitting Gambling
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Day 181 - The power of podcasts Today I listened to one of the most remarkable, unexpected, and inspiring podcast episodes I have ever heard. Brian of the Addicted Gamblers podcast told his very recen...
  • Day 175 - Quitting Gambling
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Day 175 - How anxiety takes us out of the world and is a precursor to addiction and suicidal thoughts Note: I am not a philosopher, reading Being and Time, learning about phenomenology has been a self...
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