When people grow up they acquire wisdom because of the experiences they gain during their life. Wisdom helps them taking appropriate decisions at various stages in their life. Apart from wisdom, loneliness may appear in the forefront. Loneliness will not guide them in taking the right decisions. What happens when loneliness occurs in older people and how is it related to gambling?
The answer is: Loneliness affects many elderly people as they are isolated and abandoned by their relatives or left alone because their loved ones die. Some of the elderly are led to gambling in order not to feel lonely and they go to casinos where they spend many hours playing various games, while making friends with the ones that have similar interests. There they lose the sense of time as they are absorbed by the game. They chat with other elderly people in relation to the game and they get a sense of belonging to a group.
It is obvious that the elderly do not take into account the economic cost as they are drifted over by the feeling that they spend their time pleasantly. Of course their pocket empties and this has a negative impact in fullfiling their financial obligations. On the other side satisfaction increases as they are focused on the fact that they find peers and deal with them. Certainly there are moments where fulfillment becomes financial disaster when they spend all their savings and mortgage their belongings.
It is understood that loneliness leads to addictive attitudes as older people need to have around people where they can share moments of social networking. Due to that trend they spend endless hours at the casinos every day. The elderly people find through gambling meaning in their life and they don’t look for alternative activities that will fill their time constructively without leading to economic losses.
It is necessary that older people are informed by their acquaintances and the services about the activity programs of their community in order to feel active parts of society.