Mind the verbs: Use your head. Lose your heart.
Lose your heart - there's the gamble. BUT you can still use your head while gambling.
You don't bet uniformly per round -- you use your head -- so you win some, lose some.
But you gotta win enough to stay in the game. Keep using your head, you get to keep playing.
Use your head, leave while you're ahead... Or just let things take it's course, fold when you've lost it all
The thing with truly loving another... Even when you are using your head, is -- it is hard to leave the gambling table even if you have already lost and been forced to fold.
So, when you decide to or you are forced to fold: Best you don't loiter around watching anymore, waiting for a winner's balato. Go, leave.
So kawawa naman tayo when we lose our hearts?
Doesn't have to be that way... Love is a gamble, sure. But smart people do not bring everything they
have to the gambling table. Bakit mo naman itataya or laro lahat eh alam mo na nga sugal yan?
Be a smart gambler. Play your cards well. Know when it's time to cash in, and act decisively.
Hindi como sumugal ka eh siguradong talo ka. (I hope I got my Tagalog verbs correct.