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post #19 of Old 07-15-2013
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Re: Interesting tale of a captain who abandoned vessel

This guy is taking some crit for not having his priorities straight. Interesting. His first priority is running. And, he's got a big race to run. He's not going to let the minor detail of his abandoned boat showing up unexpectedly interfere with those plans.

There is a saying regarding the material things in life that goes something like this: Do we own our toys or do they own us? In that regard how many times have the toys we own dictated how we spent our time? Not the planned time but the unplanned events? Example - storm is predicted to pass nearby, gotta get down to the boat and batten everything down etc etc etc!!!! Do you own that boat or does it own you?

While there is much to criticize in this story, his not letting the details interfere with what's really important to him, that's something to admire. Though I believe most people don't get it.
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