Positively Fifth Street is an interesting book. Kind of rambling, goes on digressions that seem random but turn out to be relevant. Kind of like my writing style, except for the relevant part.
He makes an interesting point: there’s a difference between power and control. He’s talking in the context of fixed bet No Hold ‘Em. He says that reduces the game to essentially luck, who has the best hand. So in the situation, the dealer has all the power, even though he has no control.
That’s a fascinating idea to me. Power does not equal control. I’m still chewing that one over. I dunno, I think there’s spiritual truth to it. The world assumes that power comes when you can do whatever you want. Christianity posits that power comes when you surrender, when you give up control. But yeah, it’s interesting for me to think about.