You often hear the saying:Using that metaphor to the extreme....You got to play the hand you are dealt in life.
Suppose you know someone whose hand is analogous to the following Texas Hold'em situation.
They are in the big blind position.
They are holding 2-7 off suit.
Somebody raised big enough pre-flop so that their decision is: either go all-in or fold.
If this was truly the metaphor for their life, what would you advise, metaphorically? The choice is obvious if it weren't a metaphor, but what if it really was an accurate metaphor for life for them (It's hard to think of a real analogous situation. Maybe Fibromyalgia so bad that they are always on the edge of shock).