GRHE wrote::) Hah, just me and my scoffers. Oh well. If we are an ignorant, unhappy people seeking life in the very things that destroy us then perhaps we should say so be it.
ignorance is bliss.
i personally enjoy the rounds were i am the only person on the course. those are my happiest and best rounds. other peoples out of whack and emotional vibes are agitating. plus your average disc golfer isnt very good for meaningful conversation, at least not what i find meaningful anyway.
Sure, I like playing by myself sometimes too but face it, without this forum and other friends to talk to about the rounds, they would turn dull and pointless. Consider again that you're the last person on earth. Would disc golf still be a lifelong sport? No, at that point its a survival technique and you are not finding any sense of purpose or satisfaction in life from it.
keltik wrote:1. Burgess Meredith in the Twilight Zone
2. you sound like you either a. broke up/got divorced b. a friend/relative died c. you lost your job or d. your dog ran away
I'm torn between 2a. and 2c.
EDIT: Eat 2 big handfuls of cashews every day for a few weeks. you'll feel better and forget about this shit. also stay out of the heat. it's messin' with your head dude.
As for this I'll not poke back but you couldn't be more wrong. More to the contrary. I am actually finding my life more satisfying and fulfilling than ever before. I have an amazing wife who I grow to love more and more each day, some amazing kids that are the light of my day, and I can actually say that I'm happy. I'm not ashamed of the way that I live my life like I have been in the past and I don't feel guilty over most of the decisions that I make. I know this gets to sounding fluffy puffy and pink star dust and crap but I've learned enough about life to see that we are all the same on a base level.
For instance, all of us have a base need other than our three basic needs of food, shelter, and water. Consider for a moment the need of every single person to be known. We crave it and many of our actions are driven by this. Its why a strong marriage works best in monogamy, because while hollywood and television are playing up the attractive side of random sex and the exciting party life the fact is that these will never give the satisfaction of knowing another person intimately in trust. Conversely, and I will argue that this is where the true satisfaction of a strong marriage lies, knowing that another person knows every single detail about you and loves you in spite of it meets a base need to be known. The satisfaction is not in how great the sex is, it lies in the extent to which you feel known and loved by the other person. I'm not here to argue this concept, only to make a point that you may or may not relate to in needing to feel known.
Now, back to the subject at hand, when we get honest with ourselves we are all looking for something in life, otherwise we ball up on the couch and cry until we wither up and die or commit suicide, whichever comes first. We need something to seek after and most of the time we are looking for something that brings meaning to our lives. We have another base like the need to be known which is the need to feel like our lives have purpose and we act subconsciously at times to confirm this to ourselves. Feeling like we have something to contribute to this forum satisfies this in us in a way. But all this to say that disc golf in itself does not meet any of our basic needs in the absence of being able to interact and relate our experiences to other people. What I'm driving at is that all of our base spiritual needs are tied up in our interactions with other humans and our ability to interact and relate to people is often proportional to our satisfaction and sense of purpose in life.
Like I've pointed out already, there will be scoffers, but then there might be others who resonate with the idea that it is possible to be happy in life and seek a satisfying and fulfilling life. Those might be able to look past the jokes and jabs and find the heart of this idea. Do I claim to have mastered it and know every answer? No, but I have begun to seek it and this is life to me regardless of what anybody can say. I have something real in my life and I simply would like to make an attempt at expressing that in a way that relates to a game that I love