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post #72 of Old 05-20-2013
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Re: My Horror Story

I'll admit, the world looks diff to a 23 yr old (you) and a 56 yr old (me). You are the same age as my son and he won't take my advice either until much later. At 23, I was struggling with every penny too so I do understand. You have the advantage of youth because most of us want to see young people succeed at something like you are doing so we want to help them. By the time you get to my age, people think you should know it by now.
I always thought my son had absorbed the boating stuff he saw me do but I now realize how much he doesn't know he doesn't know. Yesterday we were working on my Tolman Skiff and he held up a bolt and I said, "looks like a 8-32" and he had a puzzled look cuz he didn't even know what that meant.
My sailing advice is to not beat yourself up mentally over stuff you are afraid to do. Most of the time it is your inner common sense operating even if you logically tell yourself you coulda done it.
So, good luck and I hope we do cross paths cuz I want you to succeed.
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