Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
This is an interesting quote, in that it attempts to place both determinism and free will in play simultaneously. It's not about what you've been dealt, but what cards you choose to put down
A deck of cards can represent blessings and trials, worldly goods and eternal treasures. Some have been dealt sickness and job loss, heartache and betrayal. Not all of our cards are losing cards. Look at the rest of your deck. You have cards that can help you win. They are the lowly cards. At first glance, you may not think that they carry a lot of weight, but they do.
Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
The whole game is your life and you have to play with what you are dealt. All you have to do is know how to play your cards right. Life is like a deck of cards, you don't know what's next, but as you pick them up and include them in your hand you play them as best you can.
The day that we are born, into this world, we were dealt a hand of cards, of how our life was meant to be. Now we have many choices, some good or bad to take, but what we chose to keep and play, marks the type of life we make. Sometimes the card picked up seems of little value for the game you are playing. Sometimes it's a nuisance, other times it's a game changer for good or bad.
We have weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and dark sides. Some even have disabilities. But these do not have to doom us. Successful people are those that have learned how to play with the cards they were dealt. They organized their cards, kept their wits, refused to tip their hand, and learned to play a smart hand.
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.