This something I have seen throughout the course of my life. I grew up in the policy days when it was considered illegal. But now it's not only legit, but a booming enterprise. Which it always provided the command people a means of hope in times of economic hardship. The same way many life insurance companies offer families financial security to the family in the event the detrimental reality of death of the policy holder.
But, here's another. A car insurance business is in the business of offing protection in the case of an accident claim. The thing is you will have to be hit in a crash to reap it's benefits. And some invest in the financial markets for the risk for financial security. They risk a determined amount of money for the gamble that the investment will profit them in the future. I can name a few more, but I won't.
This the reason I do what I do....Reggie Number$!♠A