Someone recently asked me how to avoid becoming a sucker. I came right back with the only answer I know: Don’t get married.
Besides some yuks at the expense of my ex-wife, there’s a serious point there. Sometimes you do get taken, at least a little. Life is life; you can’t be so afraid of losing a game here or there that you don’t play it. Better to have loved and lost than never loved at all, right?
All right, I’m not sure about that either. But I do think it’s better to be in the game than the alternative.