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post #23 of Old 11-06-2007
Just another stop...
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Is this why we all love to sail? To get away from what we consider a dying society? I am really saddened by that thought. It may be true. My children love the boat, and are sailing more and more (7&8 y/o). I have always viewed it as my job to give them the best experience possible. Filling in where teaching falls short, providing the foundations of morality, decency and kindness (with strength), exposing them to nature, music, art and science first hand. And I am trying to teach them that our ultimate tool against consumerism and materialism is our ability to say NO. Even in the fast-paced consumer oriented world we live in, you don't have to listen to all the noise in the world. Maybe this is the real value of sailing, hearing the purest of sounds and being purified and fortified by them. Whoa. Sorry, but you hit a real chord with me there.
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